State and federal governments will feel the pinch of increasing debt well into the future.
Maine lags behind other states in how much it reimburses health facilities for treating its lowest-income residents. Without change, providers fear they can’t afford to continue.
In the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, Susan Collins broke with many of her Republican colleagues who failed to show their own profiles in courage.
The insurrection and impeachment trial are results of GOP failures to acknowledge the progress Democrats have made.
President Biden’s plans for unity will be tested unless the GOP backs off take-it-or-leave-it politics.
On the same day the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services selected a new interim director, Gov. Janet Mills’ $8.4 billion budget excluded funds for public defense reforms that lawmakers say are needed.
The Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services is nearing a vote on a sweeping overhaul of requirements for attorneys who represent the poor. Members were stunned to learn existing rules for protective custody cases have not been enforced for nearly a decade.
GOP to look for ways to reassert legislative power while Democrats eye health care and climate change.
Melville Fuller, a Maine native, rose to become chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, but an 1896 decision leaves some wondering whether honoring him on courthouse grounds is proper.
To achieve the legislated goal of decarbonizing Maine by 2050, the state must dramatically expand renewable power generation and transmission. Overcoming negative public opinion in the wake of the Hydro-Quebec corridor debate is just one obstacle in the way.
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