Tag Archives: Garrett Mason

Traps, ‘trickery’ and other things Maine lawmakers do in the middle of the night

The Legislature was supposed to adjourn at midnight on Wednesday, but Democrats let the session stretch on in an arcane procedural fight that we try to explain.

Maine lawmakers have backed themselves into a corner on tax conformity, Medicaid expansion

Democrats and House Republicans may not see expansion and conformity, respectively, as issues worth sticking around for at this point in the legislative session.

What the first televised debate tells us about Republicans who want to replace LePage

A dense, hour-long debate hosted by WGME and the Bangor Daily News showed differences between longtime and new Republicans and the lingering influence of Gov. Paul LePage over his party.

Bid to fund Maine’s Clean Election system survives — for now

A bill to make sure Maine’s Clean Elections System has enough money for this year’s elections is making its way through the Legislature.

Making the primary ballot is just the first hurdle in Maine’s long Blaine House race

Five candidates have qualified for gubernatorial primary races with more to come before the Thursday deadline, but other deadlines remain.

A spat is brewing over how wood harvested from Maine land is milled

Sen. Tom Saviello, R-Wilton, is leading an inquiry into Maine’s forestry practices after mill owners who have criticized Gov. Paul LePage weren’t given their expected amount of wood from public lands.

Lesson One from GOP debate: It’s still all about LePage

There’s an insider vs. outsider battle brewing in the Republican gubernatorial primary about the claim to the term-limited governor’s legacy.