Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins

State House Bureau Chief

 

Public process to force referendums will stay the same for now

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 02, 2017, at 3:56 p.m.

Senate starts veto parade

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 02, 2017, at 1:22 p.m.

Recognizing small businesses in the Senate

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 02, 2017, at 11:27 a.m.

Signs of life, finally, at the State House

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 02, 2017, at 11:12 a.m.
U.S. Sen Susan Collins claps as Gov. Paul LePage is introduced at ground breaking ceremonies at IDEXX Laboratories in Westbrook, April 3, 2012.

LePage again rips Collins, King for health care votes

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 01, 2017, at 10:07 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage blasted Maine’s two U.S. senators Tuesday for their recent votes against a health care overhaul package backed by Senate Republicans.

Bill to restore Maine public health nursing positions in danger of veto

By Christopher Cousins on July 20, 2017, at 7:23 p.m.

Bill to raise tobacco-buying age heads to LePage

By Christopher Cousins on July 20, 2017, at 7:08 p.m.

Bill to ban use of cell phones while driving receives final approval in Senate, goes to LePage

By Christopher Cousins on July 20, 2017, at 3:28 p.m.

Bill to switch Maine to a different time zone gone like sands through the hour glass

By Christopher Cousins on July 20, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.

Bill to make citizen initiative process tougher defeated

By Christopher Cousins on July 20, 2017, at 1:36 p.m.

Embattled Democratic lawmaker apologizes for threats against Trump

By Christopher Cousins on July 20, 2017, at 11:21 a.m.
STATE & CAPITOL

Maine Legislature returns to decide on $200M bond package, vetoed bills

on July 20, 2017, at 8:49 a.m.
The halls of the State House are brimming again with the Legislature back in town for one of its final sessions of 2017.
Jonathan Fulford

Third Democrat jumps into race to oust Bruce Poliquin

By Christopher Cousins on July 19, 2017, at 6:21 p.m.
Jonathan Fulford of Monroe announced Wednesday that he will run against Poliquin, a Republican, if he wins the 2018 primary against at least two other Democrats.
U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)  leaves a meeting of the Senate Republican caucus for the unveiling of Senate Republicans' revamped proposal to replace Obamacare health care legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on July 13, 2017.

Collins vows public will play major role in creation of new Senate health care plan

By Christopher Cousins on July 19, 2017, at 5:45 a.m.
Collins said moving development of the bill from “behind closed doors” to the public process is a change of course she welcomes.

Poliquin votes in favor of tougher ozone standards

By Christopher Cousins on July 18, 2017, at 4:37 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin won praise from the environmental community with his announcement.
STATE & CAPITOL

Former state senator becomes sixth candidate in 2018 Democratic primary for governor

on July 18, 2017, at 10:22 a.m.
Mark Eves

Democrat Mark Eves launches Maine gubernatorial run

By Christopher Cousins on July 13, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
The former legislator is expected to announce his campaign during a Thursday evening barbecue at his North Berwick home.
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage rips Janet Mills a day after she launches campaign to succeed him

By Christopher Cousins on July 11, 2017, at 9:53 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage’s verbal assault on Attorney General Janet Mills continued Tuesday on the heels of Mills announcing she would seek the Democratic nomination to replace LePage as Maine’s next governor.
STATE & CAPITOL

LePage rips Janet Mills a day after she confirms she hopes to succeed him

on July 11, 2017, at 8:48 a.m.
This solar shed is the result of collaboration between the Unity-based Backyard Buildings LLC. and the Pittsfield-based Insource Renewables.

As expected, LePage vetoes latest Maine solar energy bill

By Christopher Cousins and Darren Fishell on July 10, 2017, at 4:42 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill watering down solar policy rules that advocates say would slow solar power development in Maine.