Masks and ‘critical race theory’ are late issues in local Maine races The pandemic and how to teach children about race are emerging as driving issues in some communities ahead of Election Day. by Jessica Piper 5 hours agoOctober 28, 2021 Maine hunters and organic farmers become allies in fight for constitutional right to food by Jessica Piper 14 hours agoOctober 28, 2021 What happens to Maine’s health care system when the biggest hospital is stretched by Caitlin Andrews and Jessica Piper October 27, 2021October 27, 2021 Another $23M flows into record-setting CMP corridor race in month before election by Jessica Piper October 26, 2021October 26, 2021 CMP pitches its corridor to different constituencies by downplaying the corridor by Caitlin Andrews and Jessica Piper Your guide to Maine’s Nov. 2 election from the CMP corridor to local races by Jessica Piper Top Democrats turn back GOP proposals to rein in Janet Mills’ vaccine mandate by Steve Mistler, Maine Public Maine’s reeling health workforce gets $14M in aid, but programs won’t start until winter by Caitlin Andrews NATIONAL POLITICS Paid family leave falls out of Biden bill as tempers rise 9 hours agoOctober 28, 2021 Angus King, Democrats float tax changes in bid to win over spending-plan holdouts October 27, 2021October 27, 2021 In fatal shooting, some political foes take aim at Alec Baldwin October 26, 2021October 26, 2021 Lawyers for Florida attorney general mocked lawsuit to overturn 2020 election October 26, 2021October 26, 2021 What’s in, and what’s out, as Democrats reshape Biden bill October 23, 2021October 23, 2021 Republicans use voters to push election reforms in unlikely states October 23, 2021October 23, 2021 Democrats will set Legislature’s 2022 agenda, but GOP gets chance to make its case The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will feature in some of the biggest fights during Monday’s choosing of the bills. Referendum won’t end the high-stakes legal fight over the CMP corridor The vote puts billions of dollars at stake for CMP and the rivaling fossil-fuel and nuclear companies that would lose share in the regional power grid if the corridor is built. Joe Biden expected to outline filibuster changes in upcoming weeks President Joe Biden said in a Thursday town hall with CNN that he supported eliminating the filibuster entirely for some issues. Susan Collins lists 4 Republicans she’d prefer for president over Donald Trump Sen. Susan Collins stopped short of saying that she would not support former President Donald Trump if he was the party’s 2024 presidential nominee. Slow absentee voting could preview low-turnout CMP corridor referendum More than 81,000 Mainers have requested absentee ballots, compared with about 500,000 in 2020. New report highlights Maine child welfare issues that aren’t new at all The first of several reports commissioned after the deaths of four children in June highlighted issues new and old for Maine’s child welfare system. House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt All but nine Republican voted against holding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. White House, Dems hurriedly reworking $2 trillion Biden plan Democrats have adjusted or eliminated a number of long-sought programs in an effort to pass President Joe Biden’s domestic policy plan. Jared Golden says Dems need to better target budget bill to gain his support Rep. Jared Golden remains one of the few Democrats in the House not currently supporting the budget plan. Maine joins inter-state partnership to better track and update voter rolls The consortium will allow states to exchange data and track whether voters have moved, registered elsewhere or died in another state. Maine prepares for next COVID-19 vaccination phase as new shots remain low Maine is entering another phase of its COVID-19 vaccination push as new cases of the virus remain steady but high. Joe Biden floats big changes to pay for $2T package That plan no longer includes a proposed big increase in corporate tax rates. Another court rejects challenge to Janet Mills’ vaccine mandate The decision is expected to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which also on Tuesday refused to issue an injunction to stop enforcement of the mandate. See the $300M in Maine projects moving forward in Senate earmark process Roughly $300 million could flow into Maine next year as more than 100 projects here secured funding requested by members of the state’s congressional delegation through a revitalized earmark process. Angus King’s uphill push to save Democrats’ signature voting overhaul Maine’s junior senator issued a warning about democracy in a long Tuesday speech, a possible preview of the upcoming fight over Democrats’ voting rights bill. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.