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.
Democrats and Republicans in the Maine House of Representatives haven’t reached a deal on two key issues. There’s still fighting about why the Legislature is still working.
The legislative session is expected to stretch on into late July after Democrats and Republicans pulled up just short of compromise on one of their last outstanding issues.
Maine lawmakers may end up making it harder to get referendum questions on the ballot. They have to make a bigger deal first.
A roundup of legislative action — and inaction — from Tuesday.
Gov. Paul LePage’s refusal to sign more voter-approved bonds that could impact thousands of Maine workers this summer is causing harsh responses from other legislative leaders.
Lawmakers left Augusta for the weekend earlier than expected on Thursday with less work to do, but key fights remaining to be settled.
The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.
Ranked-choice counting will begin today. Drama surrounds one race, but don’t expect a winner to be declared until next week.
Lawmakers look poised to come back to Augusta next week with many issues left unresolved for 2018.