Tag Archives: donald trump

Democrats again worry that independent ‘spoiler’ will give Blaine House to GOP

Many Democrats would like an independent gubernatorial candidate to drop out, fearing that she’ll hand the governor’s mansion to another Republican.

Maine Clean Election backers try new tack to free $3.5 million trapped by legislative gridlock

The Maine Ethics Commission will decide this week whether a court order was enough to release clean election funding or if legislative approval is still needed.

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.

It’s a day of reckoning for Maine Clean Election candidates

We may learn today if Gov. Paul LePage’s administration will release roughly $1 million in taxpayer funding for campaigns or appeal a judge’s order. Uncertainty remains for candidates.

What’s keeping Maine lawmakers from finishing their work

Good morning. We’re here to tell you on Monday that the Legislature didn’t return by Friday — the end of the week that they were once expected back — to finish outstanding work. It also doesn’t sound like the negotiations are going well. The key players at this point may be House Minority Leader Ken […]

LePage, Gideon trade barbs as gridlocked Legislature’s return date remains uncertain

Democrats and Republicans in the Maine House of Representatives haven’t reached a deal on two key issues. There’s still fighting about why the Legislature is still working.