But the solar bill still may need to survive Gov. Paul LePage’s veto pen, which has other bills in a tight spot.
The Senate president has called for an investigation into the state’s response to the death, but the attorney general is stressing caution during an open investigation.
Maine sheriffs came out in force against the plan, which surprised them when it was released in January. Now, it looks like fixing the jail system will be the task of another governor.
There’s an insider vs. outsider battle brewing in the Republican gubernatorial primary about the claim to the term-limited governor’s legacy.
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.