The Maine Ethics Commission will decide this week whether a court order was enough to release clean election funding or if legislative approval is still needed.
The governor wants the paralyzed Legislature to consider child welfare bills, tax conformity and a bill aimed at shielding elderly Mainers from municipal foreclosure.
This isn’t the first year that a political impasse in the Maine Legislature has caused sessions to drag into August.
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.
A roundup of legislative action — and inaction — from Tuesday.
A legislative session that was set to end this week is in chaos, with spats over old and new bonds and a purported 11th-hour proposal from the governor to fund Medicaid expansion.
Gov. Paul LePage’s refusal to sign more voter-approved bonds that could impact thousands of Maine workers this summer is causing harsh responses from other legislative leaders.
The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.
The governor chastised his own allies for agreeing to come back to Augusta. Now, he’s submitting his own long-shot bills.
Ranked-choice counting will begin today. Drama surrounds one race, but don’t expect a winner to be declared until next week.