What a night. Here’s what happened on Veto Day: Lawmakers overturned 15 of the 48 vetoes issues by Republican Gov. Paul LePage in the past two weeks, including the one that sought to torpedo the more than $30 million bipartisan budget fix. Later, procedural drama reigned over a vote on whether override the veto of a bill to expand access to […]
Last night was the last regular session day of the 126th Legislature. Lawmakers arrived early in the day prepared for a triple-session that started Thursday morning and lasted until about 1 a.m. Friday. While members of the House and Senate will return at least once to take up veto override votes, and could potentially be called […]
For the first time in almost a decade, the Maine Republican Party is fielding a full slate of candidates in the House of Representatives, the party announced on Monday.
Gov. Paul LePage ditched his usual refusal to sit with reporters for one-on-one interviews Thursday when he talked with at least two national media organizations which have published profile pieces on the governor, his accomplishments and the brash speaking style that has attracted so much negative press. A piece published Friday by Bloomberg News carried […]
The Maine House of Representatives has worked through most of the bond package scheduled for Legislative action during today’s special session. The four bonds so far approved are worth $49.5 million. While lawmakers in the House have passed most of the bond bills, it has yet to act on the largest — a $100 million […]
Just before 9 a.m. Thursday, Eloise Vitelli of Arrowsic became Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, when she was sworn in to the 126th Legislature by Gov. Paul LePage. Vitelli becomes is eighth woman in the 25-member Maine Senate, all of whom are Democrats. She defeated Republican Paula Benoit of Phippsburg in a special election Tuesday, 4,631-4,169. […]
Lawmakers return to Augusta today for what could be an anticlimactic finish to months of controversy around state borrowing. On the docket are a total of six bills, including five bond proposals and a measure designed to fix a troubling situation at the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta. Senate President Justin Alfond and other Democratic […]