Tag Archives: ranked-choice voting

Maine lawmakers take another stab at figuring out how they will be elected in 2018

In 2016, Maine voters endorsed switching to a ranked-choice voting system, but how it will be implemented remains in limbo. Legislators, who could not agree on a solution during their regular session earlier this year, will now try to come up with a fix in a special session starting Oct. 23.

Daily Brief: Public weighs in on LePage budget; support for ranked-choice grows

Good morning from Augusta, where the Legislature’s budget negotiators will continue with open hearings on Gov. Paul LePage’s $6.57 billion budget proposal.  Members of the Appropriations Committee will hear testimony from the general public today about LePage’s proposed elimination of state aid to municipalities, a program established to divert some income and sales tax revenue back […]

Daily Brief: Legislature postponed again; what’s new with Shenna Bellows?

Good Monday morning. Once again, the weather is putting a kink in the legislative schedule as yet another snowstorm barrels into Maine.  “This will be the 4th storm in only a 10-day period for the area, and the snow pack continues to grow,” writes CBS 13 meteorologist Charlie Lopresti. “This historical stretch will provide the current […]

Daily Brief: Can libertarians, progressives join forces at State House?

Human trafficking will return to the fore today in Augusta, as Sen. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, and Gov. Paul LePage hold a media event at that State House Hall of Flags to proclaim the week of Jan. 25 as Human Trafficking Awareness Week  As a member in the House last year, Volk was thrust into the spotlight after Democratic […]