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.
Mainers are facing a historic congressional election season in 2020. Examine how campaign fundraising and spending are shaping the races for Maine’s federal and state offices using The Maine Monitor’s interactive campaign finance trackers.
A whistleblower’s complaint has lawmakers questioning the purpose of the Maine Information and Analysis Center, which can surveil citizens even if they’re not criminals.
A spokesperson in former Gov. LePage’s administration, a former state senator and a former state representative are competing to take on Jared Golden in the general election
6,000 Maine solar projects remain in limbo due to uncertainty over federal decision on net metering petition
More than 57,000 organizations and individuals formally opposed a recently filed petition that would remove Maine’s ability to set solar credit standards and shift control to the federal government. The change would impact thousands of Mainers who have already committed to solar projects.
To avoid political paralysis, state leaders must improve their ability to work together. Congress should form a committee to weigh the impacts of federal bills on local power.
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