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Maine lawmakers again consider a cap on the number of bills they can submit

Observers in both parties think it’s a good idea, but the Legislature has long been loathe to limit its responsibilities.

Maine lawmakers are back and itching to fight about Medicaid expansion

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.

The first big State House fight of 2018 could pit politicians against petitioners

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.

There’s a tax deal in Congress and Collins thinks her amendments are in

Collins hasn’t seen a final bill, but a spokeswoman says she’s confident that her amendments are in the package with possible improvements. But she’s facing protests at home and in Washington.

Partisan rancor makes Lewiston election about a lot more than who will run the city

Ben Chin has a chance to put Lewiston under firm Democratic control in Tuesday’s mayoral race. Shane Bouchard can continue a recent and partial Republican trend there.

Stuff your stockings with these Maine political tchotchkes

Susan Collins isn’t sure where Congress’ final tax bill is going to wind up, a group of Maine hard-liners is linked to Alabama’s heated Senate race and it’s Paul LePage vs. Bernie Sanders in Lewiston’s mayoral race.

Poliquin joins new push for firm policy on child immigrants by year’s end

The congressman from Maine’s 2nd District is among a group of Republicans calling for a “balanced approach” around an Obama-era immigration policy. A coalition led by the Maine Chamber of Commerce wants a solution, too.

Collins retreats from claim that GOP tax plan will ‘lower the debt’

The Maine senator is facing protests and challenges about how she has pitched the bill’s deficit impact, but she’s asking for more money to offset proposed health care changes.