Articles by Mal Leary
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.
By Mal Leary on May 02, 2016, at 5:25 p.m.
The New York Times and other newspapers have picked up on speculation that U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine might be considered as a running mate for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
By Mal Leary on April 26, 2016, at 7:59 a.m.
“This entire commission is about public education,” Rep. Sara Gideon said. “Every member of the public should be able to weigh in should they want to.”
By Mal Leary on March 22, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage has proposed a package of bills that he says is aimed at increasing the supply of skilled workers.
By Mal Leary on March 08, 2016, at 6:16 p.m.
House members in Augusta split along party lines over how to fund the expansion of the state’s Clean Elections program, which voters approved last fall.
By Mal Leary on March 05, 2016, at 1:21 p.m.
Members of the Legislature’s Taxation Committee have voted to draft language that would exempt the tax on prepared meals from small, nonprofit organizations such as churches and American Legion halls.
By Mal Leary on Feb. 26, 2016, at 7:53 a.m.
“Narcan has been a lifesaving drug in the hands of medical professionals for years.”