Politics

Superior Court Justice William Stokes has denied a group’s request to order changes in Maine’s election law that would make it easier to vote during the pandemic. But the Alliance for Retired Americans is appealing two parts of the decision to the State Supreme Judicial Court.

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The Maine Ethics Commission Wednesday dismissed a complaint against Republican state Senate candidate Trey Stewart for using a political action committee to reimburse himself for clothes and tires. 

Stewart had been accused by a Aroostook County man of breaking Maine campaign finance laws designed to prevent legislators from using private donations to political action committees to enrich themselves.

The allegations centered on four expenditures in 2018 and 2019 by Stewart's Star City PAC, twice for new tires and twice for clothes.

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Republican Dale Crafts handily won the 2nd District congressional primary in July, defeating two better-known opponents.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine is allowing voters to track their absentee ballots online.

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A group of southern Maine lawyers, business people and environmental advocates, including former lawmakers John Brautigam and Dick Woodbury, submitted a request for a Citizen's Petition with the secretary of state earlier this month aimed at creating a consumer-owned utility.

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The coronavirus pandemic featured prominently in last night's Maine U.S. Senate debate, as Democratic candidate Sara Gideon and Republican Sen. Susan Collins sparred over state and federal relief efforts.

Maine’s 2nd Congressional District received a lot of national attention four years ago. It’s about to get some more.

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

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Colby College is out with its latest poll on how Mainers plan to vote in the 2020 elections. The survey asked 847 likely voters about several issues, as well as candidate contests. including the presidential race and the battle for Maine's U.S. Senate seat.

The Trump administration's announcement this week that it will allow states to import drugs from Canada is getting a tepid reception in Maine from Senate President Troy Jackson.

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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