Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine could ditch its presidential caucuses for a primary system that supporters hope will get more voters involved.

Fred Bever / Maine Public file

The Maine House of Representatives has given early approval to a pair of bills that could affect the construction of a controversial transmission line from northern Maine down to Massachusetts.

Findlay Kember / Associated Press file

The Maine House approved legislation on Thursday that will allow nonprescription drugs to be sold in vending machines.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine could join 17 states that automatically register voters. The House passed Democratic Speaker Sara Gideon's bill in a 88-56 vote Wednesday. The bill faces further House and Senate votes.

Thibault Camus / Associated Press

OMAHA BEACH, France - Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King are in France for the 75th anniversary of the allied invasion of France in World War II.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

A survivor of a 2018 Florida school shooting encouraged students in Portland Tuesday to engage in the political process and make their voices hear at the state and local levels.

Maine lawmakers are considering an additional “red flag” bill that supporters say is designed to curb gun violence.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine could join 17 states that ban kids from the tanning bed. The Senate sent the bill to the Democratic governor's desk Wednesday.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Legislature has passed a bill aimed at prohibiting the sale of food packaging with certain potentially toxic chemicals.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

Maine Gov. Janet Mills is asking Maine lawmakers and voters to approve a $239 million bond package that she says will provide needed investments in Maine’s future and create an environment that will attract families to move to the state.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

The Maine House of Representatives has dealt a potentially lethal blow to a study evaluating the purported climate change benefits of the controversial Central Maine Power transmission project.

Sarah Bentham / Associated Press file

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate has given its initial approval to a bill to ban single-use plastic bags.
The Senate voted 24-11 Tuesday to ban single-use plastic bags statewide. The House voted 91-52 Thursday last week.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's coastal communities will have more resources to prepare for rising sea levels under a new law in the state.

Mike Lange / Piscataquis Observer/via Bangor Daily News

When Amy Bagley Lake and her two children were killed by her estranged husband when he was out on bail in 2011 in Dexter, friends, family, coworkers and people across Maine dedicated themselves to trying to prevent such a tragedy from happening to others.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine legislators are still working to come to an agreement on the state budget. The budget-writing appropriations committee worked through the weekend to try and resolve differences between Republicans and Democrats.

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