Articles by Darren Fishell
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 30, 2016, at 6:40 a.m.
“That was really what people had to weigh: the cost versus the loss of control and loss of that on-island employment.”
on Sept. 27, 2016, at 11 a.m.
With only six weeks left before voters hit the polls and pick the next president, patterns in campaign donations are making clearer the landscape of big support on each side of the aisle from Maine donors. What’s clear from overall donations is that most itemized donations to the presidential race went to Democrats. (Campaigns are required to …
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:29 p.m.
The Upshot tracks Donald Trump’s insults dished out on Twitter. There’s a lot there, but it’s only been updated through Aug. 22, it appears. Sad!
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:16 p.m.
Donald Trump is far behind the money race in Maine, with less than $1 for every $9 raised from larger donors by the Clinton campaign. But that disparity is much larger in Maine’s 1st District, to the south. (Some ZIP codes span congressional districts, necessitating that pesky third category.) The figure bolster the case that Trump …
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:40 p.m.
Outsourcing has come up again and again in discussing trade deals, but a new survey shows that the vast majority of Maine companies (and companies statewide) don’t outsource functions outside of the country. The figures come from new data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, called the survey of entrepreneurs, showing a ton of demographic data about U.S. employers. …
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:30 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:12 p.m.
The debate opened with the candidates making their case for why their plans are better for the economy and Maine is particularly hard hit. Earlier this year, I analyzed the types of jobs that Maine has gained and lost, finding lost paper jobs were among the best paying industries with the highest losses: Paper …
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:05 p.m.
Where the candidates have raised the most $$ in Maine. #debatenight in our live-blog: https://t.co/NSRUDjXPa0 pic.twitter.com/J3I3R2BLm3 — Darren Fishell (@darrenfishell) September 27, 2016 Story continues below advertisement.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:57 p.m.
The numbers from August are in. See where each candidate raised the most in itemized contributions (over $200) in Maine. For Libertarian Gary Johnson, it’s an interesting map.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:52 p.m.
Waiting for the debate to start with the rest of us? Take our quiz on where candidates raised the most money in Maine — we’ll have more information to explore (and spoilers) in a moment. Link directly to to the quiz here.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:30 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8 p.m.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 22, 2016, at 4 p.m.
“In the long run,” the report states, “we need to forge consensus around the importance of new Mainers in growing our workforce and economy.”
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 19, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Maine relies more on the logging industry for jobs than any other place in the country.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 16, 2016, at 5:20 p.m.
Maine’s economy depends more heavily on ship and boat building employment than any other state.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 15, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
The percentage of people living in poverty in neighboring New Hampshire and Vermont fell with the national rate last year, but in Maine, the trend is essentially flat.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 15, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
Maine telecommunications regulators want FairPoint Communications to pay a $500,000 fine.
By Darren Fishell on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:31 p.m.
Utilities regulators on Tuesday opened the door to proposals for new natural gas storage facilities in the state, as one company already eyes sites in Brewer and Rumford.