Politics

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Changes could soon come to the system that delivers free legal services to poor people in Maine facing criminal prosecution.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public/file

Portland's City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt a resolution declaring a climate emergency. The resolution was put forth by youth leaders concerned for their future.

A Republican congressional candidate in Maine says American intelligence agencies did more to influence the 2016 election than the Russians.

Maine's two U.S. House members voted Friday to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank that helps companies in Maine and other states export their products around the world.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

It's Friday and time again for Maine’s Political Pulse, this week with Irwin Gratz, Mal Leary and Steve Mistler.

At a hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Sen. Angus King urged Energy Secretary nominee Dan Brouillette to continue to invest in innovative programs like those at the University of Maine, which are developing wood-based alternatives to plastics.

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says she will vote against Trump legal staffer Steven Menashi for an appointment to the Second Circuit Appeals Court.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

Tuesday, Maine voters went to the polls. There were no statewide races to decide, but local elections in Portland, Lewiston and elsewhere offered some noteworthy results.

On this week's edition of Maine's Political Pulse, Keith Shortall spoke with Maine Public's Mal Leary and Steve Mistler about what those results mean and about the most recent entry into the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Ross LaJeunesse.

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A former Google executive and senior adviser to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced his bid to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.

Tom Porter / Maine Public

The Libertarian Party is suing the state of Maine in federal court over its benchmarks for qualifying political parties in state elections.

Andree Kehn / AP

Tuesday's elections were relatively low-key, in an off-year with only a few ballot questions and no statewide candidates. But some local elections proved to be historic, as several immigrants were voted into office.

Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Updated: November 7, 2019 12:57 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Libertarian Party of Maine is suing Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap in federal court over political party enrollment thresholds it says are impossible for new parties to maintain.

NEW YORK - A New York judge ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging he misused his charitable foundation to further his political and business interests.

4 Maine Towns Pass Recreational Marijuana Rules, But Others Are Still Wary

Nov 7, 2019
Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

At least four municipalities passed marijuana-related questions across Maine on Tuesday and three others were rejected, proving that municipalities are still wary of weighing in on the issue before the state opens a new recreational market next year.

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A former Google executive and aide to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger who grew up in Arundel filed on Wednesday for the Democratic primary in 2020 for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.

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