Democrats and Republicans in the Maine House of Representatives haven’t reached a deal on two key issues. There’s still fighting about why the Legislature is still working.
Candidates aired ideas that included repealing an unmet education funding requirement, bolstering revenue sharing and tracking nonprofit contributions to communities in talks with municipal managers.
It’s a key moment for advocates of expansion, but the state has already blown past two deadlines under the law with resistance from Gov. Paul LePage and no dedicated funding from the Legislature.
Maine’s more conservative congressional district is again being seen as a potential swing seat. The Democratic challenger must do a lot of work to flip it.
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.
Parties have until July 23 to find replacements for 31 legislative dropouts in campaigns that could change the delicate balance of power in Augusta.
The legislative session is expected to stretch on into late July after Democrats and Republicans pulled up just short of compromise on one of their last outstanding issues.
Maine lawmakers may end up making it harder to get referendum questions on the ballot. They have to make a bigger deal first.
The Legislature is still fighting about taxpayer funding for campaigns. Here’s where that fight could impact candidates the most.
Gov. Paul LePage has inked 36 vetoes for the Maine Legislature to consider when it returns to Augusta next week with much more work to be done.