State House News
By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 29, 2016, at 1:42 p.m.
The recount of hundreds of thousands of ballots associated with two referendum questions is set to begin and could take weeks.
By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 26, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The Republican insurgency into rural Maine during the era of Gov. Paul LePage may not wane when he leaves office in 2018.
By Darren Fishell on Nov. 16, 2016, at 10:20 a.m.
Patrick Woodcock, the director of Gov. Paul LePage’s Energy Office, is stepping down from the position in December.
By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 14, 2016, at 9:31 p.m.
Democrats also elected Sen. Nathan Libby of Lewiston as their assistant minority leader.
By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 13, 2016, at 7:06 a.m.
It’s hard telling what voters indicated by shifting the Legislature slightly toward the political middle, but it’s clear that it’ll have a check on the governor during his final two years in the Blaine House.
By Michael Shepherd on Oct. 30, 2016, at 7:20 a.m.
Democrats are still favored over Republicans to win the Maine Legislature, but Republicans have a path to keeping the crucial Senate majority chambers, according to a Bangor Daily News analysis handicapping all 186 legislative races.
By Mal Leary on Oct. 27, 2016, at 5:09 p.m.
The LePage administration’s plan to build a new facility for mentally ill patients next to the Riverview Psychiatric Center has hit another roadblock.
By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 25, 2016, at 12:40 p.m.
Two Republican state senators who have been accused of violating legislative reimbursement rules have requested a hearing in an effort to clear their names.
By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 08, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
In a letter Thursday morning to the Bangor Daily News, Evangelos wrote that Democratic legislative leaders in the House and Senate have “joined the cowardly Republicans to reject our appeal.”
Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos has invited members of the Legislature to sign on to his request, which questions Gov. Paul LePage’s “mental competency.”
By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 06, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.
Daily Brief: All eyes are on the November elections and how they’ll affect the balance of power in the Democrat-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate. LePage said today he is not expecting the situation to improve, at least from Republicans’ perspective.
By Michael Shepherd on Sept. 04, 2016, at 7:18 a.m.
The governor caused his biggest controversy yet, but it seems that he’ll emerge unscathed in the Maine Legislature, if not in the public’s eye.
By Michael Shepherd on Sept. 02, 2016, at 2:35 p.m.
Maine House Speaker Mark Eves polled all members of his chamber Friday on a special session to address the governor’s latest controversy.
By Michael Shepherd on Sept. 01, 2016, at 6:08 p.m.
Top Republicans and Democrats emerged from a meeting fragmented three ways about returning to Augusta to condemn Gov. Paul LePage.
STATE & CAPITOL
By Michael Shepherd on Sept. 01, 2016, at 2:22 p.m.
Legislative leaders are meeting on Tuesday to discuss reconvening to address Gov. Paul LePage’s latest controversy, but Republican opposition and the Maine Constitution place high hurdles ahead of the prospect of even returning to Augusta.
“I’m not an alcoholic. I’m not a drug addict. I don’t have mental issues,” LePage said.
By Michael Shepherd on Aug. 31, 2016, at 9:04 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage is set to meet with that lawmaker, Rep. Drew Gattine of Westbrook, this morning.
By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 29, 2016, at 9:09 p.m.
Town hall meeting was scheduled for Wednesday evening.
By Michael Shepherd on Aug. 29, 2016, at 2:35 p.m.
Top Republicans met Monday night to discuss the LePage controversy.
By The BDN Editorial Board on Aug. 29, 2016, at 2:24 p.m.
Lawmakers need to address LePage’s fitness for office. They can’t simply allow behavior unbecoming of the governor’s office to slide by without consequence.