Category Archives: Legislature

What Mike Thibodeau’s entry means to the 2018 Maine governor’s race

Republican Senate President Mike Thibodeau announced Tuesday morning that he is running for governor, setting up a June Republican primary that includes the Legislature’s top three Republicans, plus at least one other heavyweight.

Maine lawmakers take another stab at figuring out how they will be elected in 2018

In 2016, Maine voters endorsed switching to a ranked-choice voting system, but how it will be implemented remains in limbo. Legislators, who could not agree on a solution during their regular session earlier this year, will now try to come up with a fix in a special session starting Oct. 23.

LePage’s power to oust Maine sheriffs targeted in new round of proposed bills

A state senator wants to strip the governor’s power to oust sheriffs, but it’s among a group of bills that will have a hard time passing next year.