Articles by Mal Leary
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.”
By Mal Leary on Feb. 24, 2016, at 6:51 p.m.
Some Republicans in Augusta are trying to undo tax changes.
By Mal Leary on Feb. 22, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
“We have enough information to determine that 2015 was a very, very good year, and that April 15 will probably be fairly strong as well,” Mike Allen said.
By Mal Leary on Feb. 17, 2016, at 5:25 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is making a pitch to lawmakers for a scaled-down plan to replace the Maine Correctional Center in Windham.
By Mal Leary on Feb. 08, 2016, at 6:31 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is proposing an overhaul of the state’s correctional system that would expand the capacity for female inmates and prisoners with substance abuse issues.
By Mal Leary on Feb. 02, 2016, at 8:27 p.m.
The proposed pay hikes will come in the form of a bill before the Legislature this session.
By Mal Leary on Jan. 07, 2016, at 7:08 p.m.
“For me, most of all, this represents a significant policy shift,” Rep. Andrew McLean, D-Gorham, said.
By Mal Leary on Dec. 15, 2015, at 5:19 p.m.
State Sen. Scott Cyrway of Benton says his bill was brought forward in response to constituent concerns about law covering instances of school officials seeking sex with students over 18.
By Mal Leary on Dec. 14, 2015, at 6 p.m.
A Republican state senator from Topsham is asking legislative leaders to consider a new gun bill before the full House and Senate.
By Mal Leary on Dec. 07, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.
The state is facing a serious shortage of affordable housing, with more than 38,000 Mainers paying more than half their income for a roof over their head.
By Mal Leary on Dec. 03, 2015, at 8:47 a.m.
Maine’s delegation says that although the bill is not perfect, they are supporting it.
By Mal Leary on Nov. 27, 2015, at 10:35 a.m.
Maine voters could be asked to decide a half dozen or more questions on the statewide ballot next November if all the groups circulating petitions are successful.
By Mal Leary on Nov. 25, 2015, at 3:17 p.m.
By Mal Leary on Nov. 04, 2015, at 4:37 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage said voters made a mistake in approving $15 million in bonds for senior housing.