Tag Archives: Angus King

The Maine Legislature seems finally ready to return

Lawmakers were given a way out of the impasse that has kept them out of Augusta for more than a month, but they may have to wrestle with a battery of child welfare reforms from Gov. Paul LePage.

Angus King’s challengers are clamoring for attention, but history is working against them

Republican Eric Brakey and Democrat Zak Ringelstein debated without the incumbent on Thursday, but they face an uphill challenge given the senator’s popularity and Maine’s history.

LePage again pressures dormant Legislature to get back to work

The governor wants the paralyzed Legislature to consider child welfare bills, tax conformity and a bill aimed at shielding elderly Mainers from municipal foreclosure.

Democrats, Republicans agree to raid Maine Clean Election fund, but not on how much

The legislative session is expected to stretch on into late July after Democrats and Republicans pulled up just short of compromise on one of their last outstanding issues.

Special session costs mount as accord eludes Maine lawmakers

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.

Biding our time before ranked ballots are counted and the Maine Legislature returns

The Democratic gubernatorial primary may soon be decided and the Legislature is coming back to Augusta, but not before talking more about a spending package.

Where to find Maine’s candidates on the eve of Election Day

There will be hand-shaking and door-knocking ahead of Maine’s big primaries on Monday.