By Nick McCrea on April 28, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
One of many friends and supporters scheduled to attend the celebration was Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a fellow Husson alumnus. The governor, however, backed out of the event two hours before it started, citing a change in his schedule.
By Michael Shepherd on April 28, 2016, at 8:57 a.m.
Legislators will return to the State House on Friday to vote on overriding at least 33 vetoes from Gov. Paul LePage, with bills at stake that would expand access to an heroin overdose antidote and reform Maine’s solar industry.
STATE & CAPITOL
on April 28, 2016, at 8:56 a.m.
“I’ve always supported the Republican nominee, and I don’t think this year will be different,” Sen. Susan Collins said. “But I’m going to wait and see what happens at the convention.”
By Darren Fishell on April 27, 2016, at 4:19 p.m.
Both lawmakers called the policy preventing such “technical stops” at U.S. airports “outdated.”
By Christopher Cousins on April 27, 2016, at 4:04 p.m.
Bill Beardsley spoke at a lunchtime lecture hosted by the Maine Heritage Policy Center.
By Scott Thistle on April 27, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
After an abrupt departure from a dedication ceremony at the University of Maine at Farmington on Tuesday where he called two students “idiots,” Gov. Paul LePage apologized to the university’s president and former president on Wednesday.
By Christopher Cousins on April 27, 2016, at 3:48 p.m.
Mainers will have a chance to vote to legalize recreational marijuana in November after all.
PINE TREE POLITICS
on April 27, 2016, at 3:39 p.m.
This is a topic that deserves real discussion — not demagoguery and hatred and the assumption of the worst motivations in our public servants.
By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on April 27, 2016, at 12:46 p.m.
DiGregorio is charged with falsifying information to get Maine Clean Elections Act funding in connection with his November 2015 election campaign for Maine House District 19.
By James Oliphant, Reuters on April 27, 2016, at 12:45 p.m.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is expected to announce former business executive Carly Fiorina will be his vice presidential running mate if he wins the party’s nomination.
By Scott Thistle on April 27, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
College freshman Ally Hammond, an Auburn native, said she was shocked a sign she held up Tuesday prompted Gov. Paul LePage to storm off, calling her and another student “idiots.”
on April 27, 2016, at 11:32 a.m.
Democrats are again discussing the rules for choosing delegates to their national party convention. It used to be that primaries and caucuses didn’t choose many delegates but that changed for the 1972 nomination. Starting then, the vast majority of delegates came from the decisions of caucus goers and primary voters. …
By Reuters on April 27, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
No other details were given.
STATE & CAPITOL
on April 27, 2016, at 8:36 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta, where some eyes will be cast toward Auburn and William Beardsley’s talk on the state of education in Maine. The conservative Maine Heritage Policy Center is hosting Beardsley today for the first of two planned addresses titled “Maine Education at the Crossroads.” Today’s event is booked solid; …
By Darren Fishell on April 27, 2016, at 8:03 a.m.
Cianbro and biomass plant developer Georges River Energy LLC now want the Maine Public Utilities Commission to step in and decide how CMP should bill the power generators.
By Jack Kim and Lesley Wroughton, Reuters on April 27, 2016, at 7:35 a.m.
The United States warned on Tuesday it would consider “other” options, which could include new sanctions or security steps, if North Korea continued nuclear and ballistic missile testing.
By James Oliphant, Reuters on April 27, 2016, at 7:22 a.m.
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled up wins in Northeastern states Tuesday in a major show of strength and immediately turned their fire on each other in a possible preview of a general election matchup.
By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 27, 2016, at 6:55 a.m.
“By saying it ‘does not truly save lives,’ you are being disingenuous and are doing a disservice to those of us who have administered it. It does save lives. It’s not a safety net for the addict that will ‘perpetuate the use of heroin,’” Milo Police Chief Damien Pickel wrote.
By Christopher Cousins on April 26, 2016, at 5:50 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he will withdraw the executive branch completely from participating in a commission aimed at reforming Maine’s public schools funding formula because he is “fed up” with media coverage of his statements and actions as governor.
STATE & CAPITOL
on April 26, 2016, at 5:32 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage reportedly walked out of a building dedication ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the University of Maine at Farmington in response to protesters, according to the Waterville Morning Sentinel.