Only one member of Maine’s congressional delegation had come out in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump ahead of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Tuesday announcement that the Democratic-led House of Representatives would begin an impeachment inquiry.
As the Maine Turnpike expects 1 million travelers alone over the Labor Day weekend, policymakers are gearing up for a sprint to solve one of the state’s most intractable problems: a long-standing — and growing — transportation funding gap.
The Democratic-led Maine Legislature made what could be a sweeping change on Monday, passing a bill that would extend the state’s first-in-the-nation ranked-choice voting law to presidential primaries and general elections.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has raised more money for her nationally targeted 2020 re-election campaign than she did in all but one of her previous four races, but a Democratic challenger with national backing raised more than $1 million in 10 days.
A top official with Maine’s major state employees’ union said it reached a “tentative agreement” late Tuesday with the administration of Gov. Janet Mills on a new two-year contract that came less than five days before the scheduled end of their current contract.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins cast her 7,000th consecutive vote on Tuesday, continuing a streak that began when she took office in 1997 and becoming the third senator to reach that roll-call mark.
Maine got a two-year budget that came in at a spending level of just under $8 billion on Friday and key to that bipartisan deal was a low-key compromise on one of the most contentious issues of the 2019 session.
Gov. Janet Mills will hold a traditional Muslim meal at the Blaine House for the first time in Maine history, according to an organizer.
Gov. Janet Mills took another conservative budgetary stance relative to many other Democrats this week, advocating for putting $20 million into Maine’s rainy day fund in a change package to her two-year budget proposal.
The Maine Senate reversed itself on Tuesday to support the repeal of a religious exemption to school vaccine requirements by a single vote, putting the controversial priority of Democrats who lead the Legislature back on track for passage.