LePage signs sex trafficking law, then state police bust 2 alleged trafficking rings

Gov. Paul LePage signs an anti-human trafficking  law on Thursday as Rep. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, the bill's sponsor, watches. Contributed photo.

On Thursday, Gov. Paul LePage announced he’d signed a once-controversial, now unanimously supported law aimed at fighting human trafficking in Maine and helping victims leave “the life” for good. An hour later — as if it were planned (and to be clear: I’m not saying it was) — police announced busted two alleged human trafficking rings being run out of Central Maine.

Angus King downplays reports that he might caucus with the GOP after the election, but doesn’t rule it out

Independent Maine Sen. Angus King told a reporter for The Hill newspaper in Washington on Wednesday that he is weighing whether to begin caucusing with Senate Republicans if the GOP takes majority control of the U.S. Senate in the November mid-term elections. The Washington Post also reported the news on Thursday. King’s staff downplayed the report on […]

New poll that over-samples Democrats shows Michaud with lead in governor’s race

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud continues to poll ahead of Gov. Paul LePage and independent Eliot Cutler in another poll that’s interesting, but probably means little about the outcome of the race. In addition to showing U.S. Rep. Michaud with a 7-point lead over 2nd-place LePage, the Public Policy Polling results show 57 percent support for […]

LePage’s opposition to heroin overdose prevention drug featured on NBC Nightly News

Gov. Paul LePage’s opposition to legalizing a medication designed to stop drug overdose deaths gained widespread attention again Thursday night when NBC Nightly News featured LePage in its evening newscast about approval of the drug by the Food and Drug Administration. LePage has been firmly on the record in his opposition to the use of naloxone hydrochloride, […]