Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

Anthony Kennedy’s retirement intensifies spotlight on Susan Collins

Democrats have little power to stop a replacement and while U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is eyed as a potential swing vote, she hasn’t shown much appetite yet for bucking her party on the issue.

Why ranked-choice voting could come back to bite Democrats in November

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree shouldn’t fret yet, but ranked-choice voting could give an independent a shot at knocking her off.

Maine Democrats could fight about these platform proposals at their convention

Maine Democrats will debate adding support for a universal health care program to their platform as they chart a path out of the difficult era of Gov. Paul LePage.

Left versus inside: Recapping the Maine Democratic gubernatorial debate

Attorney General Janet Mills looked like the frontrunner as most of the Democratic field raced to the left to define themselves before a primary audience.

LePage push to align Maine with Trump’s tax cuts won’t be an easy fix

Good morning from Augusta, where lawmakers are supposed to adjourn in less than a month, but not before they settle a looming conflict over a benignly titled “tax conformity” bill rolled out officially last week by Gov. Paul LePage. We got an initial look at the Republican governor’s proposal — which would cost $88 million […]

Dropouts, straw polls hint at who to take seriously in crowded Maine governor’s race

It now feels like the 2018 campaign to is taking off in earnest, with two Democrats leaving the race since Friday and a Republican debate tonight in Waterville.

The first big State House fight of 2018 could pit politicians against petitioners

Activists are up in arms over a bill that would bar petitioners from polling places and a massive crowd is expected at a hearing on the Legislature’s first day of 2018 tomorrow.

More Republicans jump into races to retain the Maine Senate

Two new Republican candidates bode well for their party’s chances to retain two seats, but their battle to retain the Maine Senate in 2018 will still be difficult.

Maine ethics watchdog will try to force casino campaign to show its cards today

Good morning from Augusta, where we may learn a lot more about the backers of the York County casino initiative during what looks like will be a marathon 9 a.m. hearing before the Maine Ethics Commission. The ethics panel may reach a decision on penalizing the proponents of Question 1 on the 2017 ballot on […]