Tag Archives: Vetoes

Young Republican star wields Taylor Swift against Paul LePage

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Good morning from Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage is letting everyone know that he is still a factor in ongoing conversations about the budget and tax reform. With the governor’s budget proposal dead and the parties seemingly still miles away on large-scale tax reform, it’s sometimes seemed that the governor has been sidelined as the […]

Debates on weed, welfare and abortion to dominate State House today

Reuters photo by Jason Redmond.

Greetings from the state capitol, where today will be referred to as “weed day.” OK, maybe that’s a bit too flippant a way to put it, but two bills aimed at legalizing the recreational use of marijuana by adults are both scheduled for public hearings today in the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. One […]

Term limits group compares Maine politicians to dirty diapers

Good morning from Augusta, where veto votes are flying between the chambers and the end seems to be in sight as committees slowly but surely report out their recommendations on remaining bills. Two high-profile bills are on their way to the House after approval yesterday in the Senate, though we won’t know whether they’ll be […]

LePage vetoes 2 bills, resubmits them as part of his budget package

Two tax code proposals that Gov. Paul LePage vetoed recently have come back to lawmakers at the hand of the governor himself, raising questions about why LePage supports concepts now that he vetoed just a few weeks ago. The answer, according to his staff, is that he wants tax reform considered as a package, not piece-by-piece. However, considering a […]