Tag Archives: Tom Saviello

Guns become an early issue in Maine’s tight 2nd District race

Good morning from Augusta. In this age of endless campaigning, Maine’s 2nd Congressional District has been nationally targeted for about five years straight and this year’s seemingly tight race is just now starting to take its own shape as the candidates war on gun rights. It wasn’t surprising that U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a second-term […]

Democrats again worry that independent ‘spoiler’ will give Blaine House to GOP

Many Democrats would like an independent gubernatorial candidate to drop out, fearing that she’ll hand the governor’s mansion to another Republican.

The Maine Legislature seems finally ready to return

Lawmakers were given a way out of the impasse that has kept them out of Augusta for more than a month, but they may have to wrestle with a battery of child welfare reforms from Gov. Paul LePage.

LePage’s own numbers undercut his claim that Down East prison is most expensive

Data from the Maine Department of Corrections contradicts Gov. Paul LePage’s argument that Downeast Correctional Facility is more expensive to run than any other prison facility in Maine.

Maine’s top government watchdog is leaving

The committee is headed into a big investigation of Maine’s child welfare system, but Beth Ashcroft has given lawmakers lots of time to find a replacement.

A spat is brewing over how wood harvested from Maine land is milled

Sen. Tom Saviello, R-Wilton, is leading an inquiry into Maine’s forestry practices after mill owners who have criticized Gov. Paul LePage weren’t given their expected amount of wood from public lands.

Maine lawmakers again consider a cap on the number of bills they can submit

Observers in both parties think it’s a good idea, but the Legislature has long been loathe to limit its responsibilities.

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 […]