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Special session costs mount as accord eludes Maine lawmakers

A legislative session that was set to end this week is in chaos, with spats over old and new bonds and a purported 11th-hour proposal from the governor to fund Medicaid expansion.

What happens to state aid for Maine schools if legislators fail to get their act together

The state is telling school districts not to worry if the Legislature doesn’t return to Augusta to approve a perennial bill releasing funding.

LePage’s veto dance card is full but everything else is in flux as lawmakers prep for return

Lawmakers will have 20 votes to consider when they return to Augusta tomorrow and Democrats want to stick around longer.

Maine’s partisan rift over tax policy will again play out at the ballot box

Democratic gubernatorial candidates differ on how universal home care should be funded, but Republicans and Democrats are airing conventional tax plans more generally.

Maine lawmakers are coming back, but with no plan to finish their work

The Legislature is coming back next week to handle vetoes from Gov. Paul LePage. When they’ll tackle the rest of their business is so far unsettled.