Politics

PORTLAND, Maine - Residents in Lewiston, Maine, have elected the first Somali-American to the City Council.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

The installation of solar panels at the governor's mansion in Augusta got underway Tuesday, fulfilling a vow by Gov. Janet Mills to lead by example in the state's effort to dramatically reduce carbon emissions by 2050.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

At a public lecture Tuesday at the University of Maine, former Maine Senator William Cohen criticized President Trump's foreign policy strategy and said that the president's actions warrant articles of impeachment.

Kate Snyder Unseats Ethan Strimling In Portland Mayoral Race

Nov 6, 2019
Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News

In a mayoral race charged with discord between an incumbent and a city councilor, a third candidate — Kate Snyder — was the last one standing in Portland’s election on Tuesday.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Maine U.S. Sen. Angus King is criticizing Kentucky colleague Rand Paul for urging the news media to reveal the name of the whistleblower that triggered the impeachment investigation of President Trump.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Mainers vote Tuesday on only two statewide ballot issues and a handful of mayoral, city council and school board contests. Those issues could be decided by a relatively small number of eligible voters.

Maine will host next year's National Governor’s Association Conference. Maine Gov. Janet Mills says the event will bring in hundreds of state officials and representatives of private companies who will spend money for lodging and meals.

Mainers head to the polls this week for two statewide votes.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

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It’s time once again for Political Pulse with State House Bureau Chief Steve Mistler and Senior Political Reporter Mal Leary.

In this edition, an in-depth look at the Portland mayoral race and a look at the unfolding impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

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One of the most difficult issues facing lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Janet Mills in the months ahead is how to adequately fund the state’s roads and bridges. The cost of repairs and reconstruction continues to increase, and fuel taxes have not kept pace as Mainers move to more fuel-efficient vehicles.

As part of his continuing series of interviews with Maine news makers, Mal Leary spoke with Gov. Mills about her views on transportation policy.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Former Maine Republican Sen. William Cohen says President Donald Trump's assault on democratic institutions will intensify if he's elected to a second term.

It's a slow year for the statewide ballot, but an intriguing mayoral race will be decided in the city of Portland on Tuesday. Politics in Maine's largest city closely resemble the topics and tenor of state and national politics, but with one key difference: In Portland it's not Democrats and Republicans duking it out, but Democrats essentially debating how progressive they want the city to be.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Maine’s two U.S. House representatives, both Democrats, say they support the proposed House rules for the next phase of the impeachment process.

NEW CASTLE, N.H. - Maine's top fishery official has been tapped to lead an interstate commission that manages East Coast marine resources.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Maine's campaign finance regulators voted Wednesday to fine Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon’s now-dissolved political action committee for contributions made in her name three years ago. But the Maine Ethics Commission declined to investigate the matter further.

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