Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine - A former Maine chief justice said something needs to give to ensure adequate funding and representation for poor people tried for crimes in Maine.

A proposal co-sponsored by Maine's two U.S. senators to cut down on the amount of plastic debris in the ocean is making progress in the Senate.

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

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was among a small group of Republican senators who met with President Donald Trump Thursday. Collins says impeachment was not a focus of the discussion.

BANGOR, Maine - A state lawmaker is taking exception to the macabre humor that Maine's chief medical examiner used in an old job posting.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says President Donald Trump spoke briefly about impeachment during a closed-door meeting with a group of GOP senators.

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Most of New England's U.S. Senators, including two presidential candidates, are sharply criticizing the operators of the region's electricity transmission grid for favoring fossil fuels over renewable energy.

A Maine Turnpike spur to South Gorham is still years away, but Turnpike Authority Executive Director Peter Mills says he will ask his board Thursday to approve possible purchases of land for it.

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

Independent state lawmaker Jeffrey Evangelos has asked the Maine attorney general’s office to review a contested finding in the death of a Massachusetts man while hiking in Maine this summer.

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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.

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