That includes Democratic nominee Janet Mills, who said she won’t do ‘merely what is politically correct or expedient’ as governor.
A ruling from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court was a step forward for Medicaid expansion proponents, but the biggest questions in the case haven’t been answered yet.
There may be a lot for legislators to agree with the governor on, but potential sticking points are beginning to emerge.
The Republican senator has shown no sign of opposing President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court despite intense opposition from liberals.
Many Democrats would like an independent gubernatorial candidate to drop out, fearing that she’ll hand the governor’s mansion to another Republican.
Lawmakers were given a way out of the impasse that has kept them out of Augusta for more than a month, but they may have to wrestle with a battery of child welfare reforms from Gov. Paul LePage.
The LePage administration is making a disputed claim that Question 1 would hit married couples twice with a new tax. It’ll be settled by the attorney general, but it’s a key issue in the debate for now.
The governor wants the paralyzed Legislature to consider child welfare bills, tax conformity and a bill aimed at shielding elderly Mainers from municipal foreclosure.
This isn’t the first year that a political impasse in the Maine Legislature has caused sessions to drag into August.
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.