Comments for: Maine session starts icily as important issues loom

Posted Dec. 09, 2012, at 11:51 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 09, 2012, at 4:43 p.m.

AUGUSTA | Hard feelings from a bruising election campaign followed by caustic rhetoric and an unfamiliar political landscape have combined to foul an atmosphere for cooperation in the Maine State House at a time when bipartisanship is most needed. With the unsteady economy eating away at revenues, newly elected …


An earlier version of this story requires correction. Ben Grant is chairman of the Maine Democratic Party, not Republican Party.

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