Articles by Mal Leary
By Mal Leary on March 26, 2017, at 7:52 a.m.
When recreational marijuana is available for retail sale in Maine sometime next year, it will generate an estimated $12 million per year in tax revenue.
By Mal Leary on March 18, 2017, at 11:04 a.m.
Maine allows people 21 and older to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, but lawmakers are considering a measure that would lower that age to 18.
By Mal Leary on Feb. 28, 2017, at 7:48 p.m.
There are many unanswered questions around how the fee and taxing scheme outlined in the citizens initiative will actually work.
By Mal Leary on Nov. 28, 2016, at 5:37 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage is asking the next Legislature to make changes in both laws, but some leaders in Augusta said they’re reluctant to second guess the will of the voters.
By Mal Leary on Oct. 27, 2016, at 5:09 p.m.
The LePage administration’s plan to build a new facility for mentally ill patients next to the Riverview Psychiatric Center has hit another roadblock.
By Mal Leary on Oct. 22, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.
The state expects to net as much as $30,000 from the auction.
By Mal Leary on Oct. 18, 2016, at 7:56 p.m.
Requests for absentee ballots are on pace to top the number in the presidential contest of four years ago and according to reports, more Democrats are requesting them than Republicans.
By Mal Leary on Oct. 12, 2016, at 5:52 p.m.
The Maine Republican Party has unearthed a video from Democrat Emily Cain’s primary campaign in 2014.
By Mal Leary on Sept. 13, 2016, at 5:59 p.m.
“If we see danger, report it. And it’s that simple.”
By Mal Leary on Aug. 14, 2016, at 2 a.m.
Maine will join the growing number of states that will consider legislation next year to regulate fantasy sports gambling.
By Mal Leary on Aug. 01, 2016, at 6 p.m.
State Sen. David Burns says he has been told that the move affects more than a dozen workers.
By Mal Leary on July 28, 2016, at 5:37 p.m.
The state ended the budget year with a surplus of about $93 million, but Gov. Paul LePage complains it was all spent as soon as it was counted.
By Mal Leary on July 27, 2016, at 1 a.m.
A memo that was sent to commissioners earlier this month and obtained by Maine Public Radio reveals that the governor has set three goals for the budget-writing process that is already underway.
By Mal Leary on June 18, 2016, at 2:52 p.m.
Many just decide a career as a prison guard is not for them, even with the increase in pay.
By Mal Leary on June 16, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
“It very simply requires, Mr. Speaker, the Pentagon to issue American-made gear and equipment to men and women in uniform for basic training.”
By Mal Leary on June 12, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
Ande Smith said he is running because he believes U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree is out of touch with the district.
By Mal Leary on June 11, 2016, at 11:14 a.m.
Mark Holbrook said he’s the more conservative choice in the race.
By Mal Leary on June 03, 2016, at 9:25 a.m.
The system has been plagued with problems and efforts are underway to fix them.
By Mal Leary on May 18, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
As Maine’s economy continues to improve, construction projects ranging from new single-family homes to large commercial and government buildings are underway in the state, but builders say they are having trouble finding enough workers to meet the demand.
By Mal Leary on May 05, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.
Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to require Facebook and other social media sites to block use of their platforms by groups selling weapons needed by terrorists.