Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

If there’s sexual harassment in the Maine Legislature, it’s going unreported

As reports of past sexual harassment by members of Congress intensify, the same is not the case at the Maine State House, where legislative leaders say no formal complaints have been filed.

New poll shows GOP cooling on Susan Collins, but others still like her

The Republican from Maine is the fourth-most popular senator in the nation, but Morning Consult found that her approval has cratered within her own party.

LePage’s power to oust Maine sheriffs targeted in new round of proposed bills

A state senator wants to strip the governor’s power to oust sheriffs, but it’s among a group of bills that will have a hard time passing next year.

Senators applaud Collins effort to save filibuster but McCain calls it ‘meaningless’

Good morning from Augusta. Another similar week of heavy committee activity awaits, with the major difference being that finally, outside looks to be a more pleasant place than a committee room. Here’s your soundtrack. In Washington, D.C., the ripples are still spreading from last week’s momentous confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. […]

LePage administration to ask Trump to OK list of Medicaid changes

Good morning from Augusta, where the LePage administration revved up the news cycle this morning with a letter outlining changes to the state’s Medicaid program that they want green-lit by President Donald Trump. The impact of all of these proposed changes is unclear, but they include premiums and other changes that the Maine Department of Health and […]

Collins named second-most bipartisan U.S. senator since 1993

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins scored a top mark on an index of bipartisan senators released by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University on Tuesday. The Maine Republican was named the second-most bipartisan U.S. senator to serve since 1993 — trailing only Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, who served from 1999 to 2007 as a Republican, was an […]