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.
Trace key events in the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Maine — and how officials are responding — using this interactive, multimedia timeline.
The Maine Monitor investigated campaign finance trends in this year’s state and federal races. Here are our top findings.
Dale Crafts, center, running against incumbent Democrat Jared Golden in the 2nd District, believes further protections for LGBTQ people are not needed and a federal law would be offering special rights.
CMP, Avangrid spent dark money to drum up support for controversial power corridor on top of record-breaking $11.3M public campaign
A lawyer for the dark money conduit, Mainers for Clean Energy Jobs, said the financial ties between it and the utility would have been disclosed by Sept. 7 under new ethics guidelines. But now that the referendum is off the ballot, the extent of those connections will go unreported.
Legislative committee passes bill helping convicted people introduce new evidence, but arguments persist on both sides
The bill, which heads to the full legislature, would eliminate a time limit for prisoners to present new evidence, but some say that would burden courts and mean cases never would be final.
Five key findings from The Maine Monitor’s months-long investigation into the state’s county court system.
While Maine continues to grapple with reforms to its criminal justice system, other states have moved forward with measures designed to end or relax mandatory minimum sentences, restrict the use of solitary confinement and reform the bail code.
Advocates say the Democratic-led legislature has created an unparalleled appetite for change in Maine’s criminal justice system, but a partisan standoff over returning to session amid the coronavirus pandemic may delay reforms for months.
From dealing with a debilitating spinal condition as a teen, to gender bias as an adult and a pandemic as Maine’s leader, Janet Mills proves she can rise above her critics – even the president.
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