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Photos: Patience and pizza — Staying up late with the 126th Legislature

Lawmakers await the next action during the final regular session day of the 126th Legislature on April 17, 2014. BDN photo by Mario Moretto.

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 […]

LePage talks with national media, continues freeze-out of local press

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 […]

Vitelli sworn in as eighth woman in 126th Senate

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 for one day of work

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 […]