Articles by Scott Thistle
By Scott Thistle on Jan. 11, 2016, at 6:17 p.m.
A bill that makes it easier for a victim of “revenge porn” to more quickly get a protection from abuse order against an alleged perpetrator gained support Monday from a range of organizations that help victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse.
By Scott Thistle on Jan. 08, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
A bill meant to help reduce the cost of electricity for Maine businesses received a mixed review Thursday before the Legislature’s Energy Committee.
By Scott Thistle on Jan. 07, 2016, at 3:09 p.m.
By Scott Thistle on Jan. 06, 2016, at 6:34 p.m.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said they wanted to stay focused on other matters as the session opened Wednesday.
By Scott Thistle on Jan. 04, 2016, at 5:58 p.m.
By Scott Thistle on Dec. 28, 2015, at 2:34 p.m.
A pair of Republican state senators is again proposing legislation to expand Maine’s Medicaid eligibility.
By Scott Thistle on Dec. 27, 2015, at 11:21 a.m.
A growing body of research on the impact of marijuana use and motor vehicle accidents, including fatal crashes, suggests marijuana-related fatalities are on the rise.
By Scott Thistle on Dec. 18, 2015, at 7:15 p.m.
In the wake of a scandal involving $8,000 in missing cash, the Androscoggin County Republican Committee during a private meeting Thursday voted to remove its chairman, Stavros Mendros of Lewiston.
By Scott Thistle on Dec. 15, 2015, at 2:08 p.m.
A legislative working group set up to make recommendations on how Maine should regulate drivers who use marijuana offered a divided report to lawmakers Tuesday.
By Scott Thistle on Dec. 07, 2015, at 12:22 p.m.
Troy Ripley, 52, whose daughter Megan was shot and killed by a hunter in 2006, lives with the reality that efforts to strengthen landowner rights and public safety laws since her death have had little impact when it comes to hunting on private land in Maine.
By Scott Thistle on Nov. 20, 2015, at 4:55 p.m.
By Scott Thistle on Nov. 19, 2015, at 5:31 p.m.
The chief of Maine’s largest American Indian tribe said Thursday its relationship with state government was at an all-time low.
By Scott Thistle on Nov. 13, 2015, at 6:27 a.m.
Lance Dutson, formerly of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, called the attack “one of the lowest and stupidest things ever done in Maine politics.”
By Scott Thistle on Oct. 22, 2015, at 8:29 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage touched on several issues he considers critical to the state’s future, which include continuing to lower the state’s income tax, reduce the cost of energy, reform welfare programs and lower the cost of higher education.
By Scott Thistle on Oct. 20, 2015, at 8:22 a.m.
State employees working for the Maine Legislature have had their salary and benefits information shielded from a state-operated, public database that provides the same information on all other state workers.
By Scott Thistle on Oct. 19, 2015, at 11:14 a.m.
By Scott Thistle on Oct. 14, 2015, at 4:16 p.m.
The police chief for Maine’s largest city said Wednesday a change in state law that will allow citizens to carry a concealed handgun without a permit in public will make the state more dangerous.
By Scott Thistle on Oct. 13, 2015, at 9:45 p.m.
“Ultimately, if we don’t change it, we are going to become extinct,” Gov. Paul LePage said. “That’s a simple fact of life.”
By Scott Thistle on Oct. 13, 2015, at 4:13 p.m.
By Scott Thistle on Oct. 12, 2015, at 5:26 p.m.