State House News
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.
By Michael Shepherd on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1:06 p.m.
Top Democrats have called for LePage’s resignation and Republicans — including some who have held back on criticizing the governor in the past — are mulling a formal censure.
on Aug. 26, 2016, at 6:54 p.m.
By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 25, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
The leniency of the Maine Ethics Commission will be tested when it considers more than a dozen requests for mercy from candidates and political organizations who missed campaign finance filing deadlines.
By Carrie Werner on Aug. 18, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.
This spring, the Legislature passed a bill that will require licensure, training standards and data collection for midwives practicing outside hospitals.
By Mal Leary on Aug. 14, 2016, at 2 a.m.
Maine will join the growing number of states that will consider legislation next year to regulate fantasy sports gambling.
By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 14, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Among Gov. Paul LePage’s top complaints about the Legislature is how it deals with extra money in the state budget.
By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 12, 2016, at 2:39 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage has placed a key element of Angus King’s legacy as governor under a microscope by ordering a sweeping review of a taxpayer-funded program that provides thousands of computer devices to Maine students.
By Steve Mistler, MPBN on Aug. 12, 2016, at 2:39 p.m.
The Maine DHHS is moving forward with a plan to build a new facility for mentally ill patients who have committed crimes but have been deemed not responsible by a judge.