Gov. Paul LePage has used a veto message to call the contents of a bill to restrict the use of fireworks, which passed in the House and Senate last month, “heavy-handed regulations that are far from reasonable.” LePage also vetoed a bill that as of January 2015 would require private health insurance companies to cover […]
A new poll released Tuesday by Mike Michaud’s campaign for governor shows the Democrat with a 4-point lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage, with independent Eliot Cutler in a distant third place. The poll, conducted March 3-6 by Normington, Petts & Associates, a firm with a long history of polling for Democrats, surveyed 800 […]
The details of three what are sure to be controversial initiatives proposed by Gov. Paul LePage during his State of the State address last month became public Tuesday when they were presented to the Legislature for formal consideration. Upgrades to the enforcement side of Maine’s war on drugs, a bill to require that high schools […]
New estimates of how much school districts can expect to receive in state funding next year were released Monday by the Department of Education, which has posted the district-by-district figures on its website. In some ways the numbers are significant because many Maine towns and cities are in the midst of developing their budgets for […]
Munjoy Hill representative and legalized-weed warrior Diane Russell, D-Portland, delivered a memo signed by 37 lawmakers to the Legislature’s budget-writing committee on Friday, urging appropriators to consider potential revenue from legalized marijuana as part of the fix for the $170 million shortfall in the current budget cycle.
Luckily for politicians, there are myriad economic indicators that can easily be spun to fit the day’s narrative. Depending on who you listen to, Maine’s economy is booming, or it’s stagnant.
Well, that didn’t last long.
A successful and well-liked TV show could help raise their respective profiles, and good on-screen chemistry between the Augusta Republican and North Haven Democrat could give each greater stature as bipartisan leader.
Yesterday I reported here at State & Capitol that John Frary of Farmington is considering challenging Republican Sen. Tom Saviello of Wilton in the Senate District 18 primary election. Then this morning, Ethan Strimling over at the BDN’s Agree to Disagree blog cited an unnamed source to report that Saviello would leave the Republican Party […]