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.
The front-runner in the field is drawing criticism, but Democrats mostly agree on taxes while dividing on some of the specifics.
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.
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.
At stake is whether Maine will vote again on ranked-choice voting in June and use it for primaries held on that same day.
Democrat Doug Jones will shrink Republicans’ Senate majority after his upset win on Tuesday, making the Maine senator’s vote more valuable to Republicans.