Republican Eric Brakey and Democrat Zak Ringelstein debated without the incumbent on Thursday, but they face an uphill challenge given the senator’s popularity and Maine’s history.
The governor wants the paralyzed Legislature to consider child welfare bills, tax conformity and a bill aimed at shielding elderly Mainers from municipal foreclosure.
This isn’t the first year that a political impasse in the Maine Legislature has caused sessions to drag into August.
It has been a quiet summer by LePage standards. That may change as we approach the 90-day mark before the election to replace him.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Portland today. He’ll face protesters who embody Maine’s near-equal political split on his boss.
The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.
Maine legislators got some work done on Wednesday, but they still have more to do and left the State House on a sour note.
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree shouldn’t fret yet, but ranked-choice voting could give an independent a shot at knocking her off.
The state is telling school districts not to worry if the Legislature doesn’t return to Augusta to approve a perennial bill releasing funding.
The Maine Democratic Party will hold its convention in Lewiston this weekend and it’ll take two days to get through all the candidates.