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.
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.
At stake is whether Maine will vote again on ranked-choice voting in June and use it for primaries held on that same day.
In the Senate, Democrats are fighting among themselves more early on. In the House, some tantalizing general-election matchups have begun.
There was a lot to look at in the speech, from legacy-building to the governor’s shaky war history.
Activists are up in arms over a bill that would bar petitioners from polling places and a massive crowd is expected at a hearing on the Legislature’s first day of 2018 tomorrow.
The senator toed the party line with her opposition to a new arbitration rule, even though she helped create the agency that backs it.
Their ire has been mostly directed at the Portland Press Herald, but tweeting at people like us might be a waste of time.