The legislative session is expected to stretch on into late July after Democrats and Republicans pulled up just short of compromise on one of their last outstanding issues.
Maine lawmakers may end up making it harder to get referendum questions on the ballot. They have to make a bigger deal first.
Lawmakers left Augusta for the weekend earlier than expected on Thursday with less work to do, but key fights remaining to be settled.
The governor chastised his own allies for agreeing to come back to Augusta. Now, he’s submitting his own long-shot bills.
By contrast, former DHHS commissioner Mary Mayhew had won the least number of towns, as of early Wednesday.
The Republicans have a gubernatorial nominee, ranked-choice voting is here to stay and a candidate with a suspended law license won a district attorney primary in western Maine.
Polls are open across Maine and ranked-choice voting is leading to one of the most uncertain elections in recent memory here.
There will be hand-shaking and door-knocking ahead of Maine’s big primaries on Monday.
Candidates mostly kept to themselves as they jockeyed for conservative votes ahead of Tuesday’s primary.
Democrat Janet Mills and Republican Shawn Moody are still fielding the most attacks, but they’re now punching at others in the field.