Category Archives: U.S. Congress

Maine lawmakers are coming back, but with no plan to finish their work

The Legislature is coming back next week to handle vetoes from Gov. Paul LePage. When they’ll tackle the rest of their business is so far unsettled.

Here’s a look at Maine’s first ranked-choice voting state ballots

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Candidate to Democrats: You used me to raise money, but I don’t want it

Democrats in the Lewiston area raised more than $170,000 in the aftermath of uproar over Republican Les Gibson’s derogatory remarks about a Florida school shooting survivor. But now he has left the race and the Democrat running for the seat does not want the money.

Maine lawmakers have backed themselves into a corner on tax conformity, Medicaid expansion

Democrats and House Republicans may not see expansion and conformity, respectively, as issues worth sticking around for at this point in the legislative session.

Compromise on latest Maine gun control effort faces long odds

The bill’s Democratic sponsor has amended a so-called “red flag” bill in a bid to win more support, but a top Maine gun-rights group said it’s too late in the legislative session to make such a big change.

New report on Maine’s fiscal state could renew old fights over social service spending

A deep and weedy annual report on state government’s fiscal health claims some continuing points of contention within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Uncertainty rules as Maine lawmakers lurch toward adjournment

The Legislature is supposed to adjourn in two weeks. To be decided still is how Maine will vote in June, if lawmakers can make Medicaid expansion work and whether there will be a Republican primary to challenge U.S. Sen. Angus King.