Tag Archives: Michaela Murphy

Advocates have next move in legal chess match with LePage over Medicaid expansion

Gov. Paul LePage wants the federal government to reject the state’s Medicaid expansion application. Advocates say it may not be able to and see other legal problems with the governor’s move.

Maine high court offers more questions than answers in Medicaid expansion ruling

A ruling from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court was a step forward for Medicaid expansion proponents, but the biggest questions in the case haven’t been answered yet.

The seven questions that stand between Maine and ranked-choice voting

Maine’s high court may soon get the chance to strike down ranked-choice voting’s use in the June election while the secretary of state gets it ready for implementation.

Maine lawmakers continue to stumble on path to legal marijuana

Good morning from Augusta, where Maine’s second attempt to set up a regulatory system for recreational marijuana will likely get a vote in the Legislature today, but it’s looking as if it could have some of the same problems that the first one had. Legislators may have done all that they could to get a […]

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.

What the first televised debate tells us about Republicans who want to replace LePage

A dense, hour-long debate hosted by WGME and the Bangor Daily News showed differences between longtime and new Republicans and the lingering influence of Gov. Paul LePage over his party.

The four most interesting potential Maine legislative primaries

This year’s primary elections feature some interesting face-offs, and not just in the governor’s race.