Tag Archives: Roger Katz

Democrats again worry that independent ‘spoiler’ will give Blaine House to GOP

Many Democrats would like an independent gubernatorial candidate to drop out, fearing that she’ll hand the governor’s mansion to another Republican.

Democrats, Republicans agree to raid Maine Clean Election fund, but not on how much

The legislative session is expected to stretch on into late July after Democrats and Republicans pulled up just short of compromise on one of their last outstanding issues.

What’s at play in the early jockeying to become Maine’s next attorney general

Two Democrats — at least — are running to replace Attorney General Janet Mills and two Republicans are interested. It could be the most public campaign for the seat that Maine has seen in a while.

Maine lawmakers have backed themselves into a corner on tax conformity, Medicaid expansion

Democrats and House Republicans may not see expansion and conformity, respectively, as issues worth sticking around for at this point in the legislative session.

Left versus inside: Recapping the Maine Democratic gubernatorial debate

Attorney General Janet Mills looked like the frontrunner as most of the Democratic field raced to the left to define themselves before a primary audience.

Maine lawmakers continue to stumble on path to legal marijuana

Good morning from Augusta, where Maine’s second attempt to set up a regulatory system for recreational marijuana will likely get a vote in the Legislature today, but it’s looking as if it could have some of the same problems that the first one had. Legislators may have done all that they could to get a […]

More investigations loom for busy Maine government watchdog

The Legislature’s watchdog committee may take on two new investigations on Friday, adding to their ambitious probe of Maine’s child welfare system.