Tag Archives: Nate Libby

LePage re-enters Maine’s budget fight as shutdown fears grow

Five months and 10 days after Gov. Paul LePage floated a two-year budget proposal largely ignored by the Legislature, he has muscled his way back into their stalled and dysfunctional budget process with the state as close as it’s been to a shutdown during his tenure. Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, said Friday morning that […]

Maine Democrats have a new plan to pay for road, bridge upkeep

Good morning from Augusta, where legislative Democrats are adding details to a number of initiatives from the “Opportunity Agenda” they unveiled last week. In addition to a town hall-style meeting they hosted Thursday evening in Bangor, legislative Democrats are using other means to take their budget priorities public. In this week’s radio address, Rep. Andrew […]

Daily Brief: Poliquin promotes balanced budget amendment

Four years of high school French and the best I can do is this: Bonjour from Augusta, where it’s Franco-American Day! For the 14th year running, lawmakers and everyone else at the State House complex will honor the Francais among us. Dignitaries from France and Canada will be here to usher a special proclamation through […]