State House News
By Michael Shepherd on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1:06 p.m.
Top Democrats have called for LePage’s resignation and Republicans — including some who have held back on criticizing the governor in the past — are mulling a formal censure.
on Aug. 26, 2016, at 6:54 p.m.
By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 25, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
The leniency of the Maine Ethics Commission will be tested when it considers more than a dozen requests for mercy from candidates and political organizations who missed campaign finance filing deadlines.
By Carrie Werner on Aug. 18, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.
This spring, the Legislature passed a bill that will require licensure, training standards and data collection for midwives practicing outside hospitals.
By Mal Leary on Aug. 14, 2016, at 2 a.m.
Maine will join the growing number of states that will consider legislation next year to regulate fantasy sports gambling.
By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 14, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Among Gov. Paul LePage’s top complaints about the Legislature is how it deals with extra money in the state budget.
By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 12, 2016, at 2:39 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage has placed a key element of Angus King’s legacy as governor under a microscope by ordering a sweeping review of a taxpayer-funded program that provides thousands of computer devices to Maine students.
By Steve Mistler, MPBN on Aug. 12, 2016, at 2:39 p.m.
The Maine DHHS is moving forward with a plan to build a new facility for mentally ill patients who have committed crimes but have been deemed not responsible by a judge.
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.