A proposal being floated by Trump adminstration officials to cut numbers of the kind of destroyers built at Bath Iron Works is going nowhere. That's according to two members of Maine's congressional delegation who serve on their respective Armed Services Committees.
Gov. Janet Mills has vetoed three of the 40 bills she held from the last session of the legislature. One of the vetoes targets a measure allowing sports betting in Maine, which she says raises lots of unanswered questions and believes would not generate significant revenue for the state.
Maine Senate President Troy Jackson Friday once again defended his decision to criticize the hiring practices of Bath Iron Works’ parent company, at a time when he had been hired to work with a machinists union that's affiliated with the shipyard.
Indirect Lobbying Can Fly Under The Radar. A Maine Ethics Commission Proposal Could Change That.
The agency overseeing Maine's lobbying regulations wants to update a state law that has allowed some interest groups to influence legislation by spending big without having to disclose it to the public.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine told reporters on Friday that she is working with a “fairly small group” of fellow Republican senators toward a goal of ensuring witnesses can be called in the chamber’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Efforts by the Trump administration to reduce the influence of unions are spurring progressive-minded members of Congress to act. Maine’s 2nd District Rep. Jared Golden, a Democrat, is leading an effort to get his party leaders to allow consideration of a bill to strengthen unions.
The Maine Legislature Is Back In Session And Facing A Multitude Of Issues
The Legislature is back in session and has a lot of work to do between now and April 15, when lawmakers are supposed to adjourn. Maine Public's Mal Leary, from Augusta, spoke with Nora Flaherty to talk about the multitude of issues before lawmakers.
Mills Proposes Bill She Says Will Improve Health Insurance And Cut Costs
Maine Gov. Janet Mills and Democratic legislative leaders unveiled a new bill at the State House Wednesday that they say is aimed at improving health insurance in the individual and small group markets. They say the bill is designed to reduce out of pocket costs, stabilize premiums, and move closer to a state-run marketplace.
Passamaquoddy Tribe Applauds Mills' Posthumous Pardon Of Don Gellers
Members of the Passamaquoddy tribe say they are grateful to Gov. Janet Mills for her posthumous pardon of former tribal attorney Don Gellers, who was convicted of felony possession of six marijuana cigarettes 50 years ago.
Maine U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says she's worried that President Trump will lead United States into another war following the launch of two Iranian missile strikes against Iraqi military bases that house U.S. troops.