The Republican governor wants to wait for the Legislature to finish other business before introducing long-awaited reforms. When the Legislature will finish is still an open question.
The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.
Lawmakers look poised to come back to Augusta next week with many issues left unresolved for 2018.
Mary Erin Casale, the Maine Democratic Party’s executive director, has announced her resignation. Her departure comes just weeks after Ben Grant, the party’s chairman, also stepped down.