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More investigations loom for busy Maine government watchdog

The Legislature’s watchdog committee may take on two new investigations on Friday, adding to their ambitious probe of Maine’s child welfare system.

LePage’s own numbers undercut his claim that Down East prison is most expensive

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.

Bruce Poliquin sold his family home, reviving questions about his 2nd District residence

A Poliquin adviser says he’s leasing an apartment attached to his family’s former home, which has been a campaign issue for the congressman in the past.

LePage push to align Maine with Trump’s tax cuts won’t be an easy fix

Good morning from Augusta, where lawmakers are supposed to adjourn in less than a month, but not before they settle a looming conflict over a benignly titled “tax conformity” bill rolled out officially last week by Gov. Paul LePage. We got an initial look at the Republican governor’s proposal — which would cost $88 million […]

Maine’s top government watchdog is leaving

The committee is headed into a big investigation of Maine’s child welfare system, but Beth Ashcroft has given lawmakers lots of time to find a replacement.

LePage’s bleak take on Maine forest industry jobs doesn’t add up

Good morning from Augusta. Gov. Paul LePage was in Washington, D.C., to meet with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in February and something he’s attributed as saying there is puzzling people who watch Maine’s forest industry closely. A summary of that meeting, also attended by New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant and his staff, cites the […]

A spat is brewing over how wood harvested from Maine land is milled

Sen. Tom Saviello, R-Wilton, is leading an inquiry into Maine’s forestry practices after mill owners who have criticized Gov. Paul LePage weren’t given their expected amount of wood from public lands.

Tuesday offered a glimmer of hope for solar energy fans on a dark day for other bills

But the solar bill still may need to survive Gov. Paul LePage’s veto pen, which has other bills in a tight spot.

Lesson One from GOP debate: It’s still all about LePage

There’s an insider vs. outsider battle brewing in the Republican gubernatorial primary about the claim to the term-limited governor’s legacy.