Tag Archives: Ken Fredette

Did LePage offer trade of Medicaid expansion for right-to-work legislation?

House and Senate lawmakers don’t speak for Gov. Paul LePage and LePage doesn’t speak for House and Senate lawmakers. That fact became obvious on Monday during back-to-back press conferences from both Republicans and Democrats regarding LePage’s State of the State Address on Tuesday evening. In both cases, the subject turned to Medicaid expansion and right […]

Russell takes issue with Fredette comparing women’s suffrage to murderers’

Minor fireworks in the aftermath of debate in the House of Representatives today on whether to establish true early voting in Maine. Rep. Diane Russell, D-Portland, is taking umbrage with House Minority Leader Ken Fredette, R-Newport, for comments he made during the debate that Russell said needlessly lumped women in with convicted murderers. Fredette’s comments […]

Second-session bill screening, by the numbers

Wednesday was a good day to be a Democrat, especially one in leadership. Over nearly four hours, the Legislative Council — made of top lawmakers from both parties, six Democrats and four Republicans — made preliminary decisions on which bills would be taken up during the second session of the Legislature, which starts in January. […]