Good morning from Augusta, where everyone is tired and cranky after a contentious three days at the State House. We’ll catch up on a few items that might have been overshadowed by the uproar on the House floor. LePage asks legislators to ‘address student debt!’ Tempers continued to simmer about unfinished business at the State […]
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.
There is no sign of a deal on tax conformity and Medicaid expansion and it may send the Legislature home today.
Democrats and House Republicans may not see expansion and conformity, respectively, as issues worth sticking around for at this point in the legislative session.
Good morning from Augusta, where Maine’s second attempt to set up a regulatory system for recreational marijuana will likely get a vote in the Legislature today, but it’s looking as if it could have some of the same problems that the first one had. Legislators may have done all that they could to get a […]
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.
It’s deadline day for Maine’s plan to expand Medicaid — but it’s probably not coming.
This year’s primary elections feature some interesting face-offs, and not just in the governor’s race.
We’re expecting an eight-way Democratic gubernatorial primary and a five-way Republican primary, which will test Maine’s new ranked-choice voting system.
The Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee will consider whether to direct its watchdog agency, the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, to launch an investigation into the events leading up to a 10-year-old Stockton Springs girl’s alleged murder by her mother and stepfather.