Politics

The campaign for the United States Senate seat held by Republican Susan Collins is set to break records for a statewide race in Maine.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP File

New campaign spending reports show that Eric Brakey is raising more money than the other two GOP contenders in the 2nd Congressional District primary race.

The Portland City Council has postponed vote on a measure to provide financial incentives to owners of short-term rental property in the city to convert them to long-term rentals, but approved another restricting when people can walk dogs off leash.

Maine Public

Congressional leaders of both parties and President Donald Trump are calling for a fourth package to help restart the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic — this one aimed at infrastructure. But Maine’s delegation differs on priorities and timing.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Gov. Janet Mills has postponed Maine’s primary election to mid-July.

Updated April 9, 2020 at 11:45 a.m. ET.

The U.S. Senate adjourned Thursday without an agreement on a measure to boost funding for loans to small businesses affected by the coronavirus through the Paycheck Protection Program.

PORTLAND, Maine - Central Maine Power's New England Clean Energy Connect has awarded more than $300 million in contracts to upgrade transmission lines and clear land.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Gov. Janet Mills says Maine will likely push back its June 9 primary election to July 14 to alleviate concerns that in-person voting could further the spread of COVID-19.

Chip Somodevilla

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins' office is warning small business owners of another emerging scam targeting small business owners who might be seeking payroll relief through the new "Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act."

Maine's top election official has invalidated hundreds more signatures that were collected to force a referendum on a hydropower transmission corridor.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree has joined with 86 other House members in sponsoring legislation that she says is aimed at correcting a mistake in the economic stimulus package signed into law last week.

The Augusta office building that houses Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection was closed Tuesday for a deep-cleaning after an worker there tested positive for COVID-19. But the union that represents state employees is demanding that the state keep the Ray building on the campus of the old AMHI hospital closed longer.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Citing the historic public health threat of the coronavirus, Gov. Janet Mills on Tuesday issued a stay-at-home order for all Maine residents and visitors.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

Maine Center for Disease Control Director Nirav Shah says the federal government has shipped what could be the state’s last shipment of personal protective equipment, or PPE, for health care workers.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A new law that prohibits insurance companies from requiring waiting periods before covering tooth decay in children is on the books in Maine.

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