The governor laid out a vision for the future, which also provides Republican candidates with sticks and carrots for the campaign to keep control of the Blaine House in GOP hands.
It’s unclear whether the Legislature can undo the latest move in the inter-branch power struggle and Washington County’s top lawmaker is trying to defuse the conflict.
The abrupt move from the governor coming during a legislative battle to keep the Machiasport prison open indefinitely.
Many of the leading gubernatorial candidates appeared Wednesday evening during a debate in Portland that centered on public infrastructure challenges. It was an early look at the slate of candidates in what promises to be an intense and bruising primary.
Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s mix of stances may play well to Maine Republicans, but he’s trying to get gubernatorial candidates to adopt them instead of joining them himself.
The Democrat’s campaign has more debt than money raised, raising lots of questions about her priorities.
Gov. Paul LePage has taught us that money isn’t everything early in primaries. However, a new round of filings tells us a lot about hopefuls’ positions in their field.
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.
A Democratic state senator’s bill to bar legislators from using political action committees for personal gain stalled amid a dispute with Senate President Mike Thibodeau, who wanted to investigate the use of public campaign money.
Gov. Paul LePage made a rare public appearance on Thursday, at which he dismissed a report that President Donald Trump wants him to challenge U.S. Sen. Angus King and declined to weigh in on whether he would endorse any of the Republican candidates seeking to succeed him.