Gov. Paul LePage has taught us that money isn’t everything early in primaries. However, a new round of filings tells us a lot about hopefuls’ positions in their field.
Observers in both parties think it’s a good idea, but the Legislature has long been loathe to limit its responsibilities.
Gov. Paul LePage told Fox News that requiring Medicaid recipients to work or seek training as a condition of eligibility would put them on a path to independence. But legal challenges are likely.
Good morning from Augusta. Last week, Virginia decided a crucial, tied legislative election with a random drawing that a Republican won. That wouldn’t happen in Maine — except in one kind of election. Maine law sets out four different ways to break ties in four types of elections. And they would be doozies. Tied primary […]
Assistant House Majority Leader Jared Golden says Democrats don’t intend to engage the governor on a funding battle around Medicaid expansion and that LePage can bet on a lawsuit if he doesn’t act.
Republicans would like to keep stalling the voter-approved law, while Democrats want to fund it with no apparent plan. It’s a standoff not likely to be broken in 2018.
Good morning from Augusta, where there’s not much going on this week but Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s office is poised and ready to kick the 2018 election season into gear. Tomorrow. Most state offices, including Dunlap’s, remain closed today. We were going to check on when Boxing Day became a state holiday. But state […]
Now, the Maine senator will push for health care changes in a separate spending bill. It’s unclear whether they can win in the House.
Democrat Doug Jones will shrink Republicans’ Senate majority after his upset win on Tuesday, making the Maine senator’s vote more valuable to Republicans.
Ben Chin has a chance to put Lewiston under firm Democratic control in Tuesday’s mayoral race. Shane Bouchard can continue a recent and partial Republican trend there.