Gov. Paul LePage has taught us that money isn’t everything early in primaries. However, a new round of filings tells us a lot about hopefuls’ positions in their field.
Republicans would like to keep stalling the voter-approved law, while Democrats want to fund it with no apparent plan. It’s a standoff not likely to be broken in 2018.
Activists are up in arms over a bill that would bar petitioners from polling places and a massive crowd is expected at a hearing on the Legislature’s first day of 2018 tomorrow.
Good morning from Augusta, where controversy around a tense issue for the Legislature in 2018 might have been diffused, or at least put off for five years. The Pine Tree Development Zone program will end in 2018 unless it is extended or altered. The program was implemented in 2003 under Democratic Gov. John Baldacci to […]
House Republicans say a health care change pushed by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins won’t pass without anti-abortion language and a key legislator wants to conform Maine’s tax code to upcoming federal changes.
A Democratic state senator’s bill to bar legislators from using political action committees for personal gain stalled amid a dispute with Senate President Mike Thibodeau, who wanted to investigate the use of public campaign money.
Moody is the only Augusta outsider so far among Republicans’ 2018 gubernatorial field, but he has a lot to prove to primary voters in his new party.
Progressives are looking to Maine’s vote as a hopeful sign for the Affordable Care Act, but the expansion debate may stretch into the next governor’s tenure.
Maine voters decided overwhelmingly in favor of Medicaid expansion — among other things — but the governor says he won’t implement it unless the Legislature meets difficult-to-meet criteria.
Republican Senate President Mike Thibodeau announced Tuesday morning that he is running for governor, setting up a June Republican primary that includes the Legislature’s top three Republicans, plus at least one other heavyweight.