Articles by Steve Mistler

Portland City Councilor Pious Ali speaks at a rally in Augusta on Thursday.

Hundreds gather at State House to protest bill punishing sanctuary cities

By Steve Mistler on April 20, 2017, at 7:03 p.m.
A new bill that would compel local governments and law enforcement to act as extensions of federal immigration authorities is hotly contested in Maine.

Maine House approves ‘Real ID’ bill allowing individuals to opt out

By Steve Mistler on April 11, 2017, at 5:50 p.m.
The House voted 115-30 on a bill that would comply with the Real ID law, while also allowing Mainers to individually opt out.
The Portland Jetport terminal in October 2015.

Maine airports want to unclog terminals by regulating Uber, Lyft

By Steve Mistler on April 08, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.
“We have to have rules to keep from having chaos in that we have a lot of people on a very small piece of property.”
Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, at the statehouse in Augusta in mid-March. Bill sponsored a bill to bring Maine in compliance with Real ID laws.

Maine Senate backs bill to implement Real ID compliance

By Steve Mistler, Maine Public on April 06, 2017, at 5:17 p.m.
The Maine Senate has voted 31-4 on Thursday to endorse a bill that will make Maine comply with the federal Real ID law.