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.
The Republican senator hasn’t tipped her hand on a run, but while we’re waiting for her, a Democratic state senator has jumped in.
The president’s drop in support in Maine mirrors his drop in the rest of the country since January.
As U.S. Sen. Susan Collins decides whether or not she’ll run for governor in 2018, we remember Hannibal Hamlin, the last Mainer to go from the Senate to the governorship.
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and Sen. Angus King want them banned, while Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Bruce Poliquin are open to discussing a ban.
Her decision is expected during the Senate’s Columbus Day recess and some of the Republican’s colleagues don’t want her to go.
The governor blamed Maine’s senior senator for Anthem’s exit from the state’s Affordable Care Act marketplace, but that claim deserves some unpacking.
The senators’ opposition helped kill Senate Republicans’ latest bid to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the governor is on the warpath.
He told a Maine talk radio station that “we hope” it won’t kill the Graham-Cassidy bill. But it might.
But ‘more money’ may not mean more money, since it’s unclear how changes to Medicaid will impact Maine.