There is no sign of a deal on tax conformity and Medicaid expansion and it may send the Legislature home today.
A deep and weedy annual report on state government’s fiscal health claims some continuing points of contention within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
A dense, hour-long debate hosted by WGME and the Bangor Daily News showed differences between longtime and new Republicans and the lingering influence of Gov. Paul LePage over his party.
It’s unclear whether the Legislature can undo the latest move in the inter-branch power struggle and Washington County’s top lawmaker is trying to defuse the conflict.
The Democrat’s campaign has more debt than money raised, raising lots of questions about her priorities.
Observers in both parties think it’s a good idea, but the Legislature has long been loathe to limit its responsibilities.
Republicans would like to keep stalling the voter-approved law, while Democrats want to fund it with no apparent plan. It’s a standoff not likely to be broken in 2018.
Legislative leaders met on Thursday to decide what bills to allow into the 2018 session. It was a good case study in Augusta brinksmanship.
Gov. Paul LePage and Maine Senate Minority Leader Troy Jackson have warred before, but LePage agreed to an Aroostook County meeting after vetoing one of the Democrat’s bills.
Maine, its farms and food producers could face an onslaught of federal inspectors unless the Legislature agrees to significant amendments to its first-in-the-country food sovereignty bill, which goes into effect Nov. 1. On Wednesday, the Bangor Daily News reported that Gov. Paul LePage has told legislative leaders that he will call an emergency session of […]