By Dan Balz, The Washington Post on June 01, 2012, at 11:05 p.m.
Friday’s dismal jobs report and some unexpected words from Bill Clinton delivered a bracing reminder to President Barack Obama and his advisers that the election remains primarily a referendum on his record and that their path to victory may lie less in trying to discredit Republican Mitt Romney and more ...
By Judy Harrison on June 01, 2012, at 10:38 p.m.
Mainers United for Marriage raised about $359,000 compared with the nearly $10,000 raised by Protect Marriage Maine,
CAPITOL INCITE (blog)
on June 01, 2012, at 5:08 p.m.
The latest campaign finance numbers are trickling in for candidates in Maine’s U.S. Senate and House races. Reports were due to the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. The primary story line on the Senate side is that former Gov. Angus King appears to have opened a fundraising lead in the ...
By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 01, 2012, at 2:53 p.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe has asked the FBI to examine the nearly 32-year-old murder of Joyce McLain, Snowe’s spokesman said Friday. Snowe wants the FBI to review the case, but apparently stopped short of advocating that the agency take control of the case from state police, ...
By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 01, 2012, at 1:26 p.m.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud leads his Republican 2nd Congressional District opponents in fundraising by a wide margin, according to campaign finance data released Friday. Michaud raised $809,400 to Republican Kevin Raye’s $152,476 and GOP candidate Blaine Richardson’s $554, the candidates’ quarterly Federal Election Commission filings state. Michaud has ...
By Seth Koenig on June 01, 2012, at 1:08 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rosa Scarcelli, who launched two recent lawsuits against her mother, has prevailed in one of them. The Portland businesswoman, who rose in profile with an unsuccessful campaign for the 2010 party gubernatorial nomination, convinced U.S. District Court Judge George Z. Singal that her ...
By Matthew Stone on June 01, 2012, at 12:48 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Turnpike Authority is proposing $26 million in toll increases later this year that are likely to hit hardest drivers using toll plazas in York, New Gloucester and West Gardiner. The toll hike scenario recommended by turnpike authority staff would raise tolls for passenger vehicles by ...
AGREE TO DISAGREE (blog)
on June 01, 2012, at 9 a.m.
Watch Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman debate the override of one LePage veto but the sustaining of three others, his non-endorsement in the Republican primary, and what to expect from the Democratic Convention this weekend.
PRC SPEAKS OUT
By Chris Hall, Portland Regional Chamber on June 01, 2012, at 8:40 a.m.
Editor’s note: This report is compiled biweekly for members of the Portland Regional Chamber. It provides a breakdown of recent news around state policy, as well as a heads-up on coming events. The Bangor Daily News is publishing this report in cooperation with the PRC. PRC speaks out Yesterday the ...
The Associated Press on June 01, 2012, at 8:05 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The end of Maine’s 2011-12 legislative session also marked the defeat of a bill that sought to ensure that public sector unions represent only employees who voluntarily join that union. The bill, which was supported by Gov. Paul LePage but strongly opposed by unions, had been ...
By Robert Barnes, The Washington Post on June 01, 2012, at 6:23 a.m.
The law denies a host of federal benefits, such as filing joint tax returns or survivor benefits, to same-sex couples who were legally married in states that allow it.