Cutting General Assistance for immigrants up for votes today in Augusta

Good morning from Augusta, where the confirmation process for four judges will unfold this afternoon in the Judiciary Committee.  Gov. Paul LePage has been nominating and re-appointing judges in recent weeks, and there are nine due for confirmation between now and May 7. The process includes in-depth interviews by the Judiciary Committee and a committee recommendation vote, […]

Anti-bear baiting group files appeal to Maine Law Court, continues battle against DIFW

A black bear walks near Taylor Bait Pond in Orono. Photo courtesy of Sharon Fiedler

Political group Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting has filed an appeal to the Maine Law Court after the group’s lawsuit against the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife was dismissed by a Maine Superior Court justice last month. The lawsuit, filed last year, attempted to stop the MDIF&W from spending taxpayer dollars to oppose the referendum that sought […]

Hillary Clinton kicks off Maine campaign effort

Hillary Clinton waves to supporters at a political rally in Scarborough last October. BDN file photo by Troy R. Bennett.

Hillary Clinton has hired a veteran Democratic campaign hand to kick off her presidential campaign effort here in Maine. Chuck Quintero of Richmond will serve as Clinton’s “Maine Grassroots Organizer,” for what’s being described as the ramp-up portion of the former U.S. secretary of state’s 2016 presidential bid. Quintero most recently led the Democrat’s coordinated […]