State House News
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.
By Michael Shepherd on May 30, 2016, at 9:13 a.m.
The 10 Maine Senate nominations to be decided on June 14 will either alter the campaign calculus for determining control of the next Senate or pick runaway general election favorites.
By Dawn Gagnon on May 29, 2016, at 1:49 p.m.
Laws signed by the governor in 2012 and 2013 have made it quicker and easier for veterans with relevant military training and experience to obtain occupational licensing.
By Christopher Cousins on May 29, 2016, at 8 a.m.
Voters in November will be asked again whether they want state funding for education to reach 55 percent. This time the referendum identifies a funding source.
By Christopher Cousins on May 26, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage continued to sidestep the law regarding legislative confirmation of top administrators Tuesday when he appointed Debra Plowman of Hampden as “temporary deputy education commissioner.”
By Christopher Cousins on May 25, 2016, at 6:14 p.m.
The governor’s spokesman Peter Steele said Wednesday afternoon that Maine is not a plaintiff in the suit but that the governor has signed on to it “pro se,” which means on his own personal behalf.
By Steve Mistler, MPBN on May 20, 2016, at 3 p.m.
The hearing follows a report that raised questions about the 2014 poaching raid, the conduct of an undercover agent and whether the operation was fueled by the presence of a reality TV crew.
By Anthony Brino on May 19, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.