Tag Archives: Zak Ringelstein

Former cop makes new push to repeal Maine’s legal marijuana law

The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.

Why ranked-choice voting could come back to bite Democrats in November

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree shouldn’t fret yet, but ranked-choice voting could give an independent a shot at knocking her off.

What happens to state aid for Maine schools if legislators fail to get their act together

The state is telling school districts not to worry if the Legislature doesn’t return to Augusta to approve a perennial bill releasing funding.

What to watch for in this weekend’s Maine political party conventions

The Maine Democratic Party will hold its convention in Lewiston this weekend and it’ll take two days to get through all the candidates.

Even when the Democrats who want LePage’s job argue, they mostly agree

The front-runner in the field is drawing criticism, but Democrats mostly agree on taxes while dividing on some of the specifics.

Maine lawmakers are coming back, but with no plan to finish their work

The Legislature is coming back next week to handle vetoes from Gov. Paul LePage. When they’ll tackle the rest of their business is so far unsettled.

Candidate to Democrats: You used me to raise money, but I don’t want it

Democrats in the Lewiston area raised more than $170,000 in the aftermath of uproar over Republican Les Gibson’s derogatory remarks about a Florida school shooting survivor. But now he has left the race and the Democrat running for the seat does not want the money.

Alabama’s Senate race may have made Susan Collins more important overnight

Democrat Doug Jones will shrink Republicans’ Senate majority after his upset win on Tuesday, making the Maine senator’s vote more valuable to Republicans.