Politics

 
Executive director of Equality Utah Troy Williams holds a press conference at the Capitol in Salt Lake City Jan. 27. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints announced it supports the passage of laws protecting the LGBT community from discrimination, as long as they also protect religious freedom.

Utah Legislature passes landmark LGBT rights bill backed by Mormon leaders

By Sarah Parvini, Los Angeles Times on March 12, 2015, at 7:36 p.m.
State Sen. John Patrick, D-Rumford, said Thursday that he'll try to make Maine companies with more than 100 employees disclose the disparity between their CEOs pay and that of their lowest-paid full-time employee. Patrick said it "wasn't right" for CEOs to make up to 38 times what the average Maine worker is paid.

Maine unions aim to raise wages, kill right-to-work bills

By Mario Moretto on March 12, 2015, at 5:51 p.m.

AFL-CIO suspends political contributions to focus on trade fight against White House

By Ben Brody, Bloomberg on March 12, 2015, at 5:48 p.m.
Pictured from left to right: Jean Chatzky (financial journalist); Alicia Munnell PhD, Boston College Center for Retirement Research; Michal Grinstein-Weiss PhD, Washington University; Rob Carmichael.

Collins, Special Committee on Aging examine retirement issues

on March 12, 2015, at 5:21 p.m.
An Amtrak Downeaster train idles in Brunswick in this May 2013 file photo.

Brunswick senator seeks probe of Downeaster railroad operations

By Christopher Cousins on March 12, 2015, at 5:13 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
Gov. Paul LePage talks during a "town hall" meeting at Edward Little High School in Auburn on Wednesday.

LePage says he wants Maine income tax gone by 2020

By Scott Thistle on March 12, 2015, at 8:33 a.m.
STATE & CAPITOL

Daily Brief: What does Susan Collins have in common with Cyndi Lauper?

on March 12, 2015, at 7:38 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the Maine Heritage Policy Center luncheon on March 4 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Maine high court ruling won’t end LePage-Mills conflict

By Mario Moretto on March 12, 2015, at 5:33 a.m.