Tag Archives: Matthew Dunlap

What happens to state aid for Maine schools if legislators fail to get their act together

The state is telling school districts not to worry if the Legislature doesn’t return to Augusta to approve a perennial bill releasing funding.

Front-runners were the clear targets in dueling Maine governor’s race debates

A poll from the Bangor Daily News was hanging over a day of debates and the fields treated the front-runners — Republican Shawn Moody and Democrat Janet Mills — accordingly.

What the first statewide poll tells us about Maine’s primary elections

There are clear front-runners in the governor’s race, but there is also a lot of time and room for the election to move.

Uncertainty rules as Maine lawmakers lurch toward adjournment

The Legislature is supposed to adjourn in two weeks. To be decided still is how Maine will vote in June, if lawmakers can make Medicaid expansion work and whether there will be a Republican primary to challenge U.S. Sen. Angus King.

Bid to fund Maine’s Clean Election system survives — for now

A bill to make sure Maine’s Clean Elections System has enough money for this year’s elections is making its way through the Legislature.

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.