Janet Mills dealt with the problems brought on by the pandemic, and Paul LePage inherited issues brought on by the 2008 recession.
Abortion, taxes and donations were the most talked about election topics in Maine over the last week.
LePage proposed to suspend pandemic-era taxes and fees to fight inflation. There’s little for him to roll back.
Most taxation bills have been related to exemptions since 2020 as Gov. Mills has remained wary of going against campaign pledge to not raise them.
Differences over issues grow more stark, amid evidence that incumbent Gov. Janet Mills is playing it safe.
NRA endorsed the Republican challenger, but gave the incumbent Democrat an improved grade from her 2018 campaign.
Paul LePage has benefited from Florida property tax laws intended for residents of Florida; meanwhile, he rolled out his plan to combat what he contends are “extreme woke agendas” in schools.
Maine’s connection to its dwindling paper industry makes the relationship between a paper mill and a dam a delicate political issue in this election year.
Copy cat demands for elections data mirror those in other states.
In a column for The Maine Monitor, the former senator and defense secretary says, “We cannot accept the proposition that a president of the United States cannot be charged with a crime while he is in or out of office.”
The Monitor’s data visualization provides a deeper look at the donations to the Democratic incumbent and her Republican challenger.
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