Articles by Scott Thistle
By Scott Thistle on Feb. 26, 2016, at 10:59 a.m.
The 25 communities identified in the legislation include Lewiston, Auburn Bangor, Portland, South Portland, Brunswick, Augusta, Bath and Freeport.
By Scott Thistle on Feb. 25, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
The legislation, offered by Republican Gov. Paul LePage and sponsored by Rep. Peter Lyford, R-Eddington, stemmed from a request to LePage from Brewer third-graders.
By Scott Thistle on Feb. 23, 2016, at 12:02 p.m.
Saying Maine should use available federal funds to help combat its opioid addiction crisis, Sen. Tom Saviello, R-Wilton, launched the latest push to expand the state’s Medicaid program, MaineCare.
By Scott Thistle on Feb. 22, 2016, at 3:51 p.m.
Lawmakers are in the midst of an election-year struggle over a bill that pits pro-business Republicans against pro-education Democrats.
By Scott Thistle on Feb. 18, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
“I’m a big constitutionalist,” Gov. Paul LePage said. “If it’s in the Constitution, I think it means something.”
By Scott Thistle on Feb. 15, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Rotundo, who is serving her 16th year in the Legislature, said she would not attempt to run for a Maine Senate seat, the only option available to her had she wanted to continue to serve in the next Legislature.
By Scott Thistle on Feb. 11, 2016, at 11 a.m.
A legislative committee unanimously approved a bill that would give immunity from state law to hospitals that allow nonsmoking marijuana for patients who need it. The bill also defines in law what incidental marijuana is.
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By Scott Thistle on Feb. 11, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
“I will be the commissioner,” LePage said.
By Scott Thistle on Feb. 10, 2016, at 9:20 a.m.
The bill will go to the Senate, where Republicans hold the majority and appear unlikely to approve the House version of the tax conformity legislation.
By Scott Thistle on Feb. 03, 2016, at 4:04 p.m.
The plight of a disabled Rockland man who shot an alleged intruder in his apartment last August has prompted legislation that would prohibit gun bans in publicly subsidized housing.
By Scott Thistle on Feb. 01, 2016, at 5 p.m.
A new state lead-poisoning standard passed into law in 2015 is sitting in limbo, according to lawmakers and advocates who say Maine should move quickly on the change to more readily protect children from exposure to the neurotoxin.
By Scott Thistle on Feb. 01, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
Christie offered his support to the Maine governor during LePage’s 2014 successful re-election campaign.
By Scott Thistle on Jan. 29, 2016, at 2:39 p.m.
A new report released Friday recommends expanding and revamping Maine’s Bureau of Veterans Services to better serve the state’s estimated 140,000 military veterans.
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By Scott Thistle on Jan. 27, 2016, at 3:19 p.m.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage made a full-on sales pitch for consolidating Lewiston and Auburn into one city during a lunchtime meeting with the mayors of both cities Wednesday.
By Scott Thistle on Jan. 21, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.
A pair of state representatives who led the failed attempt to bring impeachment proceedings against Republican Gov. Paul LePage attacked LePage on Thursday, saying he is now lying about a meeting they had with him three years ago.
By Scott Thistle on Jan. 21, 2016, at 8:39 a.m.
“PTSD will never go away, but we can hold it at bay with the arts and the humanities,” novelist and Army veteran Jeff Davis said.
By Scott Thistle on Jan. 20, 2016, at 12:34 p.m.
Maine people are interested in what their governments are up to.
By Scott Thistle on Jan. 19, 2016, at 9:41 a.m.
An effort to cap electric rates in Maine at 10 cents per kilowatt hour or less likely will go to a vote by the Legislature’s Energy Committee on Tuesday.
By Scott Thistle on Jan. 15, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
A Lewiston political operative is again at the center of a campaign that’s seeking to bring another casino to Maine, this time to York County.
By Scott Thistle on Jan. 12, 2016, at 4:12 p.m.
The only African-American lawmaker serving in the Maine Legislature said Tuesday he met with Gov. Paul LePage to discuss controversial comments the governor made last week.