Proposed legislation seeks to protect defendant rights to attorney-client privilege in jails.
House Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross talks about being a Black person in Maine, housing crisis
“Our branch of government, the Legislature, is the voice of the people.”
A look at state legislators’ environmental agenda for 2023
PFAS, lithium mining, renewable energy among issues likely to face Maine’s 131st Legislature.
Washington County bill proposals range from offshore wind to child welfare issues
A proposed ban on offshore wind turbines in the state, a prohibition on children younger than the age of 5 to shoot a deer, and a tribal sovereignity bill are among the legislative proposals affecting Washington County.
Gov. Mills includes additional $17 million for public defenders and contracted lawyers in budget proposal
An additional 10 public defenders and tiered hourly wages for contracted counsel included in state budget plan
Get ready, get set for bruising referendum campaigns in 2023
From who gets to work on your car to whether foreign interests can invest in Maine referendum elections are expected to be on statewide ballots.
Step by step, Maine’s political leadership is becoming more diverse
Maine has seen more people of color and women hold office in recent years. That still comes with challenges for candidates looking to make a difference.
Who are Tiffany Bond’s voters? That’s the question as Golden-Poliquin contest to be decided by ranked choice process
Polls suggest Golden will pick up the majority of votes in nationally watched congressional race.
As “red wave” fails to materialize nationally, Janet Mills wins re-election as Maine’s governor
Voters reward bipartisanship and effective governance, one political science professor says. Other analysts contrasted the governor’s steady leadership with LePage’s controversial tenure.
For this Kennebunk clerk, Election Day means handling moments big and small
In a time when election officials are more scrutinized than ever, clerks manage the dozens of intricacies that make voting happen.
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