There was a lot to look at in the speech, from legacy-building to the governor’s shaky war history.
But the Republican president has all but issued a veto threat on the proposal, which is narrower than the one many conservatives want.
The abrupt move from the governor coming during a legislative battle to keep the Machiasport prison open indefinitely.
Mainers seem to have made their minds up about Gov. Paul LePage. He’s still one of the nation’s least popular governors and is lagging his more moderate Republican neighbors.
Many of the leading gubernatorial candidates appeared Wednesday evening during a debate in Portland that centered on public infrastructure challenges. It was an early look at the slate of candidates in what promises to be an intense and bruising primary.
Maine is divided on President Donald Trump and reactions to his winding State of the Union speech from the state’s congressional delegation were predictably muddled.
Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s mix of stances may play well to Maine Republicans, but he’s trying to get gubernatorial candidates to adopt them instead of joining them himself.
Candidates from across Maine are jumping into the race but face uncertainty about how Maine’s next elections will be conducted.
But there’s no deal in sight as Acadia National Park starts a shutdown lighter than the one in 2013.
Maine’s congressional delegation is split on a month-long funding bill passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday as the Senate looks mired in a dispute over immigration.