The Legislature is coming back next week to handle vetoes from Gov. Paul LePage. When they’ll tackle the rest of their business is so far unsettled.
Good morning from Augusta, where everyone is tired and cranky after a contentious three days at the State House. We’ll catch up on a few items that might have been overshadowed by the uproar on the House floor. LePage asks legislators to ‘address student debt!’ Tempers continued to simmer about unfinished business at the State […]
The Legislature was supposed to adjourn at midnight on Wednesday, but Democrats let the session stretch on in an arcane procedural fight that we try to explain.
There is no sign of a deal on tax conformity and Medicaid expansion and it may send the Legislature home today.
Democrats and House Republicans may not see expansion and conformity, respectively, as issues worth sticking around for at this point in the legislative session.
The bill’s Democratic sponsor has amended a so-called “red flag” bill in a bid to win more support, but a top Maine gun-rights group said it’s too late in the legislative session to make such a big change.
When one party or the other doesn’t get what it wants in the Maine Legislature, rare procedural maneuvers reign.
It’s deadline day for Maine’s plan to expand Medicaid — but it’s probably not coming.
Gov. Paul LePage lobbed an insult at a federal judge for allowing a lawsuit against President Donald Trump move forward.
The Republican governor wants to make Maine a “right to work” state and make certain non-citizens ineligible for welfare benefits, but those proposals most likely aren’t going anywhere.