Tag Archives: Matt Dunlap

Breaking down what Maine’s candidates and their allies want you to hear

The candidates in Maine’s 2nd District are extending their fight on guns, while gubernatorial hopefuls are working to define themselves as Democrat interests rush into the race.

LePage takes a parting shot at legislators in what’s likely to be his last veto letter

Lawmakers will have to deal with the governor’s final veto when they return to Augusta on Thursday, but there’s little left to fight about otherwise.

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.

Early endorsements point to Maine legislative battleground districts

A battery of endorsements and priority races may not swing seats, but they help illuminate the turf that Republicans and Democrats will fight most over in 2018.

Anthony Kennedy’s retirement intensifies spotlight on Susan Collins

Democrats have little power to stop a replacement and while U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is eyed as a potential swing vote, she hasn’t shown much appetite yet for bucking her party on the issue.

Special session costs mount as accord eludes Maine lawmakers

A legislative session that was set to end this week is in chaos, with spats over old and new bonds and a purported 11th-hour proposal from the governor to fund Medicaid expansion.

Maine lawmakers are quietly voting on whether to return to work next week

Lawmakers look poised to come back to Augusta next week with many issues left unresolved for 2018.