Good morning from a tranquil Augusta, where all remains quiet after yesterday’s headline-grabbing snowstorm dumped more than a foot of powder. There’s been no word from Gov. Paul LePage about further state office closures, so it appears government will open once again after being officially put on hold yesterday when the governor declared a state of emergency. […]
Expecting an onslaught of snow and wind, Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday announced that he had declared a state of emergency, shutting down all state offices and urging Mainers to stay off the roads. “Travel conditions will be life-threatening, and widespread power outages are probable,” LePage wrote in the emergency proclamation. Much of the state is braced for a snowstorm […]
For a day without the House and Senate in session, Wednesday was a busy one in Augusta. Legislative committees heard hours of testimony from department heads, who briefed lawmakers about their agencies’ work and the effect Gov. Paul LePage’s biennial budget proposal would have on it. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address garnered some conversation, although lawmakers and state […]
Good morning from Waterville, where Gov. Paul LePage will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at a breakfast with the Waterville Rotary Club and Spectrum Generations, a community and service organization for senior and disabled citizens. State offices are closed today for the holiday, and many officials will be attending MLK events in their own districts. […]
There’s eight days left until the election.
The highlight of Thursday night’s debate between Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows was discussion about the impact of golf clubs in outer space and massages for rabbits’ feet. More on that later. The race between Collins and Bellows has not been close in the polls, with double-digit splits that are similar […]
More polling data released Tuesday indicates that Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and 1st Congressional District Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree — who are both incumbents — are headed for overwhelming victories next month, though the outcome of the race for Maine’s open 2nd Congressional District seat is far less certain. Data released Tuesday by the Portland-based […]
Independent Senator Angus King endorsed Democrat Emily Cain on Wednesday in her race to represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. King reinforced Cain’s ability to work across the aisle — something she’s been pushing since at least the primary.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows criticized her opponent, Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, for supporting a controversial budget that the senator actually voted against three times.