State House News
By Erin Rhoda on Aug. 11, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
The circumstances raise questions about transparency and accountability.
By Joshua F. Moore, Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Aug. 04, 2016, at 9:39 a.m.
Organizers of a brand new political action committee that has quickly attracted some of Maine’s largest donors revealed Wednesday that one of the PAC’s officers is Gov. Paul LePage.
By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 01, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
“Beginning immediately, no positions will be posted by the Bureau of Human Resources, nor should they be posted by agencies electronically or in print,” the memo reads.
By Michael Shepherd on July 31, 2016, at 1:02 a.m.
The details of the Republican governor’s state employee plan have been hazy.
By Matthew Daigle, Sun Journal on July 28, 2016, at 8:47 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage set his sights on the November referendum ballot questions during his latest town hall forum, held in Paris on Wednesday evening.
By Mal Leary on July 27, 2016, at 1 a.m.
A memo that was sent to commissioners earlier this month and obtained by Maine Public Radio reveals that the governor has set three goals for the budget-writing process that is already underway.
By Steve Mistler, MPBN on July 20, 2016, at 1:33 p.m.
Officials in the governor’s office violated LePage’s policy that prohibits state employees from using texts to conduct government business as they discussed denying public access to a special education commission meeting.
By Michael Shepherd on July 20, 2016, at 12:22 p.m.
A state ethics panel fined an outgoing legislator’s campaign $500 on Wednesday, but effectively cleared her of more serious allegations around a huge email list that she used to raise a massive sum for a failed Maine Senate primary.
By Christopher Cousins on July 18, 2016, at 7:04 a.m.
House Speaker Mark Eves, a Democrat, has less than six months left in office before being forced out by Maine’s term limits law, but you wouldn’t know it by watching him lately.
By Christopher Cousins on July 12, 2016, at 4:09 p.m.
The Maine Senate will return to Augusta next month to consider a series of nominations by Gov. Paul LePage, according to Senate President Mike Thibodeau.
By Christopher Cousins on July 11, 2016, at 3:40 p.m.
The draft rules, proposed recently by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, would introduce new requirements for medication-assisted treatment facilities that disburse methadone and Suboxone, medications that are used to help people with opioid addictions kick their habits.
When it comes to communicating with Mainers, Gov. Paul LePage prefers small groups.
By Darren Fishell on July 05, 2016, at 8:38 a.m.
The Bangor Daily News took a transcript of LePage’s June public forum in Richmond and checked about 80 statements of fact.
on June 28, 2016, at 9:42 a.m.
By Christopher Cousins on June 27, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
LePage says he’ll use money from the Low-Cost Drugs for Maine’s Elderly Program, the Fund for a Healthy Maine and personal services accounts to fund the bills and may resort to a hiring freeze with the Department of Health and Human Services to find the funding.
By Christopher Cousins on June 19, 2016, at 7:24 a.m.
There’s no reason to expect a ceasefire.
By Christopher Burns on June 18, 2016, at 8:41 a.m.
The governor has focused his energy on eliminating the state income tax, reducing energy costs and lightening regulations in hopes of reviving the state’s flagging manufacturing and natural resource industries and attracting businesses from out of state. But the results of these efforts have been mixed, according to economists.
By Michael Shepherd on June 14, 2016, at 9:18 p.m.
The Democratic candidate would be the favorite to win Maine Senate District 27 in Portland.
By Michael Shepherd on June 12, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Here are the questions we’ll be answering Tuesday.
By Christopher Cousins on June 05, 2016, at 6:22 a.m.
With Maine voters growing more attentive to the November elections, the people running for the State House have their eyes cast a bit further into the future to when the new Legislature chooses its leaders for the next two years.