By Michael Shepherd on Dec. 09, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.
Maine’s new House speaker emerged from a meeting with Gov. Paul LePage to say they agreed to a path for legislative leaders to approve a new, privately run mental health facility in Augusta by 2016’s end.
By Targeted News Service on Dec. 09, 2016, at 4:06 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.
HE SAID IT RIGHT
on Dec. 09, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
The bigger your tax bill, the louder your voice in government. Is that really where we want to go?
By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 08, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
The Maine Ethics Commission voted in favor of a proposal that would require groups that donate more than $100,000 to a campaign in Maine to disclose information about themselves.
By Abigail Adams on Dec. 08, 2016, at 10:16 a.m.
The proposal would include “a major investment” to turn Mason Station “into a destination marijuana greenhouse, dispensary and a production facility for various byproducts,” Joseph Cotter said.
By Richard Cowan, Reuters on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:01 a.m.
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official, another retired general as homeland security chief and Iowa’s governor as U.S. ambassador to China in choices at odds with some of his recent pronouncements.
on Dec. 07, 2016, at 10:16 p.m.
By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 07, 2016, at 4:55 p.m.
By Michael Shepherd on Dec. 07, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
As expected, the chambers elected Rep. Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, as House speaker and re-elected Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport.
By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 07, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
“I had been trained to do something and I did it. I wasn’t afraid then, but I was later.”
By Beth Brogan on Dec. 07, 2016, at 9:49 a.m.
A former Suboxone clinic and addiction counseling service that closed abruptly in September is under investigation by the Maine attorney general’s office for fraud and has been ordered to repay more than $300,000 to the state.
on Dec. 07, 2016, at 9:09 a.m.
Trump is president, LePage is governor, and they show that they’ll use that power to drive down trust in our institutions.
By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 06, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
“I’m looking for another location,” Gov. Paul LePage said. “They could only stop me on the East Campus [in Augusta]. Already I’m looking at Freeport right now. We’re looking up in the Bangor area. We’re looking down south.”
By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 06, 2016, at 1:21 p.m.
Bangor officials are starting to repeal the city’s minimum wage hike due to the passage of Question 4, a statewide minimum wage hike, on Nov. 8.
By Craig Whitlock and Bob Woodward, Washington Post on Dec. 06, 2016, at 10:09 a.m.
The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations.
By Michael Schuman, Bloomberg View on Dec. 06, 2016, at 9:01 a.m.
My advice to Trump is to not become a Japanese bureaucrat. Don’t resort to public shaming, back-room haggling and implicit threats.
By Doina Chiacu and Diane Bartz, Reuters on Dec. 06, 2016, at 6:34 a.m.
Ben Carson overcame his stated qualms about a lack of government experience on Monday to accept the president-elect’s nomination.
By Darren Fishell on Dec. 05, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
The company said it plans to ditch the FairPoint name some time after the expected close of the sale in mid-2017, though it said billing and FairPoint-issued email addresses will remain the same.
STATE & CAPITOL
on Dec. 05, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
By Richard Ogle on Dec. 05, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
Alone among all the candidates, Trump grasped the bitter resentment that political privileging of minorities would produce.