Lawmakers left Augusta for the weekend earlier than expected on Thursday with less work to do, but key fights remaining to be settled.
The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.
The governor chastised his own allies for agreeing to come back to Augusta. Now, he’s submitting his own long-shot bills.
The contested commission is seeking public comments on wind energy development in Maine and was finalized in May.
Lawmakers look poised to come back to Augusta next week with many issues left unresolved for 2018.
The Republicans have a gubernatorial nominee, ranked-choice voting is here to stay and a candidate with a suspended law license won a district attorney primary in western Maine.
Polls are open across Maine and ranked-choice voting is leading to one of the most uncertain elections in recent memory here.
There will be hand-shaking and door-knocking ahead of Maine’s big primaries on Monday.
Candidates mostly kept to themselves as they jockeyed for conservative votes ahead of Tuesday’s primary.
It’s not policy that Janet Mills and Adam Cote disagree on, it’s the past.