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Follow the Money

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 data dashboards. Follow Us...
Follow the Money: Maine State Campaign Finance Tracker

Follow the Money: Maine State Campaign Finance Tracker

Editor’s Note: This story was updated on June 25, 2020 with a video tutorial to help people use these interactive graphics. It’s an even-numbered year, and in Maine that means state legislature elections — and a possible changeover of power — are imminent. With...
State referendums promote direct democracy

State referendums promote direct democracy

Last week Maine held a referendum on vaccinations — and will likely decide another issue with a statewide popular vote this year. The National Popular Vote is gaining momentum and could lead to a majority of all American voters having a direct role in picking the...
Altered State

Altered State

A Pine Tree Watch Special Series Led by the groundbreaking election of Janet Mills and Tuesday’s Statehouse sweep, Maine Democrats are now in control of both branches of state government. Photo by Sarah Rice. Altered State With control in the Legislature and...