The LePage administration is making a disputed claim that Question 1 would hit married couples twice with a new tax. It’ll be settled by the attorney general, but it’s a key issue in the debate for now.
The Maine Ethics Commission will decide this week whether a court order was enough to release clean election funding or if legislative approval is still needed.
Republican Eric Brakey and Democrat Zak Ringelstein debated without the incumbent on Thursday, but they face an uphill challenge given the senator’s popularity and Maine’s history.
The governor wants the paralyzed Legislature to consider child welfare bills, tax conformity and a bill aimed at shielding elderly Mainers from municipal foreclosure.
We may learn today if Gov. Paul LePage’s administration will release roughly $1 million in taxpayer funding for campaigns or appeal a judge’s order. Uncertainty remains for candidates.
It has been a quiet summer by LePage standards. That may change as we approach the 90-day mark before the election to replace him.
Good morning. We’re here to tell you on Monday that the Legislature didn’t return by Friday — the end of the week that they were once expected back — to finish outstanding work. It also doesn’t sound like the negotiations are going well. The key players at this point may be House Minority Leader Ken […]
Democrats and Republicans in the Maine House of Representatives haven’t reached a deal on two key issues. There’s still fighting about why the Legislature is still working.
It’s a key moment for advocates of expansion, but the state has already blown past two deadlines under the law with resistance from Gov. Paul LePage and no dedicated funding from the Legislature.
Maine’s more conservative congressional district is again being seen as a potential swing seat. The Democratic challenger must do a lot of work to flip it.