Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins

State House Bureau Chief

 
The ACLU of Maine hosted a reading of the U.S. Constitution on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at the State House. BDN photo by Christopher Cousins

U.S. Constitution — all of it — read at the State House

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Barack’s last fund raising attempt?

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 20, 2017, at 9:55 a.m.

Trump to arrive at White House soon

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 20, 2017, at 9:39 a.m.
Cannabis can be seen at the Home Grown Maine Medical Marijuana Trade Show at the Spectacular Events Center in Bangor in this April 2014 file photo.

Maine lawmakers speed effort to put hold on marijuana sales

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 19, 2017, at 4:36 p.m.
Enactment votes on a bill that would delay portions of Maine’s new recreational marijuana law could come early next week after a unanimous committee vote in favor of the bill Thursday.
Sen. Angus King

Angus King says he will vote against Trump’s EPA nominee

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 19, 2017, at 10:27 a.m.
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, will vote against President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
STATE & CAPITOL

LePage scolds lawmakers in letter saying he would meet with them

on Jan. 19, 2017, at 9:58 a.m.
STATE & CAPITOL

Lauren LePage passed over for Waterville City Council seat

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 2:34 p.m.
People hold signs at a rally in support of Gov. Paul LePage outside the State House in Augusta in this January 2016 file photo.

National outrage over racial remarks bounces off LePage in Maine

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 17, 2017, at 7:12 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage catapulted himself into the national media spotlight again Tuesday with controversial comments widely viewed as racially insensitive.
STATE & CAPITOL

LePage: Chellie Pingree should resign, John Lewis should thank white presidents

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 8:13 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage high-fives third-grader Tyler Alexander as he exits the performing arts center after signing LD 1609 into law at the Brewer Community School, April 4, 2016.

How LePage’s budget would radically change Maine schools

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 15, 2017, at 7:36 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage, already known for making education reform a priority of his governorship, arguably has proposed his most sweeping changes yet.
STATE & CAPITOL

Attempt to honor school choice triggers State House spat

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 9:41 a.m.
Maine senators raise their right hands as they are sworn in during the first session of the 128th Legislature at the State House in Augusta in this December 2016 file photo.

Try, try again: Maine lawmakers keep proposing bills that previously failed

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:31 a.m.
On this year’s legislative docket: Medicaid expansion, creating a state-level energy office, reducing the welfare rolls, abolishing term limits and legalizing hunting on Sundays. Sound familiar?
STATE & CAPITOL

Maine legislative leaders agree on deal to delay parts of marijuana law

on Jan. 11, 2017, at 8:12 a.m.