Tag Archives: Terry Hayes

If there’s sexual harassment in the Maine Legislature, it’s going unreported

As reports of past sexual harassment by members of Congress intensify, the same is not the case at the Maine State House, where legislative leaders say no formal complaints have been filed.

LePage’s power to oust Maine sheriffs targeted in new round of proposed bills

A state senator wants to strip the governor’s power to oust sheriffs, but it’s among a group of bills that will have a hard time passing next year.

Susan Collins wants to talk housing, but there’s far more interest in her vote on Obamacare repeal

Good morning from Augusta. All eyes are on Republicans’ Affordable Care Act repeal bill, with an undecided U.S. Sen. Susan Collins facing protesters today and a leaked federal government estimate contradicting others to say Maine could gain under it. Collins could face some protesters around a speech today in Portland. She is scheduled to make […]

Republican state senator to co-host fundraiser for Democrat Janet Mills

Sen. Tom Saviello, R-Wilton, said Tuesday that he has not decided who he will endorse for governor in the 2018 election, but for now he’s helping raise campaign cash for Janet Mills, who is running as a Democrat. Saviello, who has been friends with Mills for more than 20 years, confirmed rumors that he and […]

Former state senator becomes sixth candidate in 2018 Democratic primary for governor

Former state Sen. James Boyle entered the Democratic primary election for governor on Tuesday, bringing the tally of candidates in that contest to six. Boyle, 58, who owns an environmental consulting company, served in the Senate representing Gorham, Scarborough and Westbrook from 2012 to 2014. He was ousted from his seat by then-Rep. Amy Volk of […]

What’s next for ranked-choice voting in Maine?

Good morning from Augusta, where the implementation of ranked-choice voting hangs in limbo. The system, which election reform advocates have called a “better way to vote,” could be headed back to voters or could die at the hands of the Legislature, depending on what happens with two 11th-hour bills allowed into the legislative process on […]

LePage earns ‘F’ from Maine AFL-CIO in annual scorecard

I know, I know, stop me if you’ve heard this one before. In its annual legislative scorecard, the Maine AFL-CIO gave Republican Gov. Paul LePage a big fat zero. He joined just four lawmakers — all Republicans — whose votes opposed the group’s positions at each turn. The Maine AFL-CIO represents more than 160 local […]