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.
Five candidates have qualified for gubernatorial primary races with more to come before the Thursday deadline, but other deadlines remain.
At stake is whether Maine will vote again on ranked-choice voting in June and use it for primaries held on that same day.
Maine’s low-tech voting system is relatively well-insulated from hacking attempts, but the secretary of state says an online voter file could be vulnerable.
Supporters of ranked-choice voting in Maine have filed a lawsuit designed to guarantee the system is implemented in time for the June prmary, but not even RCV supporters can agree whether the lawsuit was necessary.
Maine is set for a ranked-choice primary in June, but lawmakers will have to find a way to pay for it and deal with lingering constitutional issues.
The Democrat’s campaign has more debt than money raised, raising lots of questions about her priorities.
Assistant House Majority Leader Jared Golden says Democrats don’t intend to engage the governor on a funding battle around Medicaid expansion and that LePage can bet on a lawsuit if he doesn’t act.
Republicans would like to keep stalling the voter-approved law, while Democrats want to fund it with no apparent plan. It’s a standoff not likely to be broken in 2018.
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.