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.
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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.
The Legislature was supposed to adjourn at midnight on Wednesday, but Democrats let the session stretch on in an arcane procedural fight that we try to explain.
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.
A bill to make sure Maine’s Clean Elections System has enough money for this year’s elections is making its way through the Legislature.
The Legislature’s watchdog committee may take on two new investigations on Friday, adding to their ambitious probe of Maine’s child welfare system.
Data from the Maine Department of Corrections contradicts Gov. Paul LePage’s argument that Downeast Correctional Facility is more expensive to run than any other prison facility in Maine.
This year’s primary elections feature some interesting face-offs, and not just in the governor’s race.
Five candidates have qualified for gubernatorial primary races with more to come before the Thursday deadline, but other deadlines remain.