Democrats have the momentum in fundraising battles for governor and the Maine Senate, but expect a deluge of outside money to affect the Blaine House race.
A roundup of legislative action — and inaction — from Tuesday.
A bill left unfinished by the Legislature earlier this year could prevent the Maine Ethics Commission from dispersing clean election funds to candidates after July 1.
The Maine Ethics Commission will decide this morning whether to move forward with an investigation about whether Maine Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage’s “Maine Examiner” website should have been subject to campaign finance laws.
We don’t know what the recommended fines are, but they could be in the millions and be destined for a court challenge.
Eight days before Election Day, the Maine Ethics Commission’s investigation into backers of the York County casino campaign threatens to affect the race.
Legislative leaders met on Thursday to decide what bills to allow into the 2018 session. It was a good case study in Augusta brinksmanship.
Three lawyers representing backers of the York County casino referendum on Maine’s 2018 ballot said Thursday they didn’t know in advance about a political committee with ties to China joining the race to pass their proposal. The Maine Ethics Commission is already investigating a political committee run by Lisa Scott — the sister of U.S. Virgin Islands developer […]
Gov. Paul LePage’s verbal assault on Attorney General Janet Mills continued Tuesday on the heels of Mills announcing that she seek the Democratic nomination to replace LePage as Maine’s next governor. LePage’s comments Tuesday morning during a radio interview on WVOM were nothing new but illustrated, again, how he has been loaded up against Mills […]
Good morning from Augusta, where Maine’s ethics watchdog may soon begin an investigation into the bid for a new casino in York County by a group that has been giving them plenty to think about during the last few months. Staff at the Maine Ethics Commission will recommend at a June 9 meeting that commissioners […]