For a day without the House and Senate in session, Wednesday was a busy one in Augusta. Legislative committees heard hours of testimony from department heads, who briefed lawmakers about their agencies’ work and the effect Gov. Paul LePage’s biennial budget proposal would have on it. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address garnered some conversation, although lawmakers and state […]
Good morning, folks. We’re still in orientation mode at the State House. The Legislature’s policy committees are ramping up to full speed this week with a long list of introductory and informational meetings scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. Despite the attention that the House and Senate garner when bills finally make their way there, the […]
Gov. Paul LePage and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin will both attend an annual anti-abortion rally Saturday to commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the United States.
If you’re tired of the budget already, just wait — there’s another one coming within the next few weeks.
In the Daily Brief, the BDN politics team — State House Bureau Chief Chris Cousins and reporter Mario Moretto — will inform you daily of what’s happening, and what will happen next, in state politics.
Leaders on Capitol Hill have chosen Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Bruce Poliquin to serve on the influential House Committee on Financial Services beginning in January when he is sworn in to fill the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud. The appointment is testament to Poliquin’s considerable skills in the financial sector and could be an […]
A UNH poll, commissioned by the Portland Press Herald, shows Poliquin with a 1 point lead over Cain in the race to replace Michaud in the 2nd Congressional District.
Emily Cain has pulled out of the final debate because the independent candidate, Blaine Richardson, was not invited.
Bruce Poliquin, Emily Cain and Blaine Richardson, all candidates hoping to represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, participated in their third debate in Presque Isle on Tuesday night.
Internal polling data released by Emily Cain’s campaign puts Cain ahead of Bruce Poliquin. But when campaigns release this kind of data, it should be taken with a fairly large grain of salt.