Articles by Eric Russell

 

House narrowly approves controversial ‘takings’ bill

By Eric Russell on April 12, 2012, at 11:53 a.m.

Lawmakers OK bill allowing slot machines at veterans organizations and fraternal clubs

By Eric Russell on April 12, 2012, at 9:39 a.m.
Chris Rector

Bill seeking to combat unemployment fraud wins Senate approval

By Eric Russell on April 11, 2012, at 2:02 p.m.

Despite protest of ‘a terrible bill,’ Senate gives initial approval to DHHS restructuring plan

By Eric Russell on April 11, 2012, at 12:58 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
Gov. Paul LePage speaks in Rockland in March 2012.

Senate effectively kills bill that sought to remove public access to governor’s ‘working papers’

By Eric Russell on April 11, 2012, at 12:52 p.m.

Change in how the state distributes taxes to towns wins initial approval

By Eric Russell on April 11, 2012, at 11:54 a.m.

Labor board rejects union complaint against LePage

By Eric Russell on April 11, 2012, at 11:53 a.m.
CAPITOL INCITE

‘Fair share’ bill that has avoided up or down vote still causing angst

on April 11, 2012, at 9:05 a.m.

Transportation Committee approves bill aimed at making stricter teen driving laws

By Eric Russell on April 10, 2012, at 7:12 p.m.
David Burns

State accountability office to investigate DHHS

By Eric Russell on April 10, 2012, at 3:42 p.m.

Committee approves supplemental budget after stripping many items proposed by LePage

By Eric Russell on April 10, 2012, at 9:43 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage signs insurance relief bill for agritourism businesses

By Eric Russell on April 09, 2012, at 5:22 p.m.
POLL QUESTION

House joins Senate on tax bill that Democrats have dubbed ‘mini-TABOR’

By Eric Russell on April 09, 2012, at 4:18 p.m.

LePage works to improve job-skills training for Mainers

By Eric Russell on April 06, 2012, at 3:44 p.m.
Paul Violette

Former Maine Turnpike Authority director Paul Violette sentenced to 3½ years for stealing from agency

By Eric Russell on April 06, 2012, at 3:22 p.m.
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Poll: Summers, Dill lead in Senate primary races, King leads overall

By Eric Russell on April 06, 2012, at 10:32 a.m.

Senate approves standards-based education bill that was rejected by House

By Eric Russell on April 05, 2012, at 7:16 p.m.

Senate passes bill that repeals union rights of independent child care providers

By Eric Russell on April 05, 2012, at 5:35 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a news conference Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the State House in Augusta.

House rejects plan to exempt governor’s ‘working papers’ from public access

By Eric Russell on April 05, 2012, at 5:06 p.m.

Governor’s energy bill turning into a political football as session winds down

By Eric Russell on April 05, 2012, at 2:45 p.m.