Tag Archives: Terry Hayes

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 […]