Politics

PORTLAND, Maine - Former staffers say a candidate for the Maine House fostered a "hostile" and "abusive" work environment.

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The Maine Republican Party and opponents of the use of ranked-choice voting will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Maine's highest court must now decide whether a decision it issued earlier this week to allow the process to move forward proceeds during the appeal or not.

The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 11. While most programs are funded at last year’s levels in the continuing resolution, two others received additional funding that are of special interest to Maine.

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The Maine Supreme Court has determined that a people’s veto effort led by the Maine Republican Party failed to get enough qualified signatures to put a referendum on ranked-choice voting on the November ballot. The decision clears the way for the nation’s first use of ranked-choice voting in a presidential election.

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins made it clear on Tuesday that she will vote against a Supreme Court nominee if a Senate vote occurs before the November election.

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Fifty years ago on Tuesday, the landmark Clean Air Act of 1970 was passed by Congress. Spearheading the measure was Democratic U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine, sometimes called the father of the modern environmental movement. Under Muskie’s guidance the Senate vote was unanimous.

Portland city councilors voted Monday night to cut more than 60 city positions in its budget, as part of an effort to address a steep drop-off in revenue because of the pandemic.

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Maine Gov. Janet Mills says she is preparing another letter to Congress urging more help for state and local governments as the number of reported cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Maine and most other states. 

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine plans to make about $95 million in coronavirus pandemic recovery grants available to businesses and nonprofit organizations in the state.

As Congress struggles with another pandemic economic stimulus package, Maine union leaders, along with state and local government officials, are urging that relief be included for cities and towns.

Court Hears Challenge To Maine Election Laws

Sep 21, 2020
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Arguments are being heard today in a lawsuit challenging parts of Maine’s election system.

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It’s time again for Maine’s Political Pulse.

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Flags are flying at half-staff in Maine and around the country to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday evening at age 87 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

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Friday's passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an icon for gender equality supporters, is quickly rippling through a hotly contested Maine U.S. Senate race already shaped by judicial appointments.

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Incumbent U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat, is well known in Maine's 1st Congressional District where she was first elected in 2008. Since then she has been re-elected by significant margins.

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