Tag Archives: Marissa Kennedy

Maine’s top government watchdog is leaving

The committee is headed into a big investigation of Maine’s child welfare system, but Beth Ashcroft has given lawmakers lots of time to find a replacement.

LePage’s bleak take on Maine forest industry jobs doesn’t add up

Good morning from Augusta. Gov. Paul LePage was in Washington, D.C., to meet with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in February and something he’s attributed as saying there is puzzling people who watch Maine’s forest industry closely. A summary of that meeting, also attended by New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant and his staff, cites the […]

LePage allies, foes back legislative probe of how DHHS handled child abuse claims

The Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee will consider whether to direct its watchdog agency, the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, to launch an investigation into the events leading up to a 10-year-old Stockton Springs girl’s alleged murder by her mother and stepfather.

A spat is brewing over how wood harvested from Maine land is milled

Sen. Tom Saviello, R-Wilton, is leading an inquiry into Maine’s forestry practices after mill owners who have criticized Gov. Paul LePage weren’t given their expected amount of wood from public lands.