It’s a key moment for advocates of expansion, but the state has already blown past two deadlines under the law with resistance from Gov. Paul LePage and no dedicated funding from the Legislature.
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.
The Legislature is still fighting about taxpayer funding for campaigns. Here’s where that fight could impact candidates the most.
The LePage administration began taking applications under Medicaid expansion yesterday. Advocates are watching closely for what the state does with them.
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.
The governor chastised his own allies for agreeing to come back to Augusta. Now, he’s submitting his own long-shot bills.
The Democratic gubernatorial primary may soon be decided and the Legislature is coming back to Augusta, but not before talking more about a spending package.
There will be hand-shaking and door-knocking ahead of Maine’s big primaries on Monday.
More than 100 groups who don’t get together often will urge the Maine Legislature to return to Augusta. It shows how much lawmakers have left undone.