Politics

Mainers To Have Say Monday About Recreational Marijuana Rules

Jun 10, 2019
Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine’s Veterans and Legal Affairs committee has scheduled a public hearing Monday on rules for recreational marijuana sales and oversight.

Rebecca Conley

It’s Friday and time for Maine's Political Pulse, a weekly roundup of the latest news from Augusta and Washington.

Political reporters Mal Leary and Steve Mistler joined News Director Mark Simpson to discuss Gov. Janet Mills' budget and the Democratic Party's standing in the Maine Legislature.

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Mal Leary / Maine Public

Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law a measure declaring the "Ballad of the 20th Maine" as the official state ballad.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Democratic governor has signed what supporters call one of the strictest online privacy proposals in the country.
 

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.

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