A deep and weedy annual report on state government’s fiscal health claims some continuing points of contention within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
Good morning from Augusta, where the case of Adnan Fazeli, the Iranian immigrant who fled Maine to fight and die for the Islamic State in 2015, has dominated our politics since first being reported this week by the Portland Press Herald. On Wednesday, Gov. Paul LePage told the Boston Herald that he has ordered the Maine Department of […]
Good morning from Augusta, where a large group of Republican legislators and activists is set to endorse presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Thursday. Between 40 and 50 legislators will hold a noon news conference at the State House to announce support for the Texas senator, who won the Iowa caucuses on Monday, finishing ahead of runner-up Donald […]
Former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows has been hired as the interim executive director of LearningWorks, a Portland education nonprofit. She’s replacing another prominent Democrat at the top of the organization: Ethan Strimling led LearningWorks before he was elected mayor of Portland this year. Bellows, a Manchester consultant, will take over on Wednesday, but she said that she isn’t […]
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will return to Maine a third time on Oct. 14 for a private fundraiser for Gov. Paul LePage’s re-election campaign. Christie has already brought his big name and fundraising prowess to Maine twice this year: He appeared with LePage at public and private appearances in Portland in […]
I saw this clip circulating Facebook today and thought I’d share: Speaking to CNN Newsroom’s Ashleigh Banfield on Tuesday morning, former Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said “extreme” elements within her party have made it unrecognizable from the one she joined many years ago. Snowe said people she spoke with were “disgusted” by the government shutdown, and […]