Politics

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of Maine’s 2nd District has introduced a bill that would restore a safety training program for commercial fishermen that was cut in the last Coast Guard budget.

A Gorham woman, Janet Kuech, has asked a court to order the Gorham Town Council to let her take the seat she won in the November election. 

The Maine Education Association filed the lawsuit in Maine Superior Court on behalf of Kuech, an ed tech in Gorham schools.  The council has refused to seat Kuech, saying that to do so would violate the town charter. 

But Kuech's attorney, Jon Goodman, says the council ignored its own lawyer, who said the town charter prohibits only town officials, not employees, from serving on the council.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's independent senator is touting legislation that is designed to protect the energy grid from cyberattacks and is slated to be included in the 2020 defense authorization bill.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said Thursday the Caribou Utilities District has received a federal grant of $1.4 million and a federal loan of $4.2 million via the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development. The money is intended to upgrade the city’s wastewater treatment facility and collection system.

A pair of U.S. senators wants to repeal a law they believe unfairly penalizes the widows of members of the military.

Janet Mills' Long-Standing Inauguration Debt Is Paid. She Still May Face A Fine.

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A political committee for Gov. Janet Mills has paid off a long-standing debt to the city of Augusta for her January inaugural activities, though it still may face a fine from regulators for paying the debt more than 10 months after a deadline.

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This week on Maine's Political Pulse, Irwin Gratz spoke with Mal Leary and Steve Mistler about, you guessed it, impeachment developments.

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PORTLAND, Maine - U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says she'll vote for articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump.

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On a mostly party-line vote, the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill aimed at lowering prescription drug prices.

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Legislation that would give all veterans with any service-related disability free lifetime entry to the U.S. National Parks system has moved through the Congressional Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

The legislature's Education Committee Wednesday approved a tentative contract for an outside group to review the state's early childhood special education system. 

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The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been approved by a House- Senate conference committee and now goes to the two chambers for approval.

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a measure to protect Maine and the nation's working waterfronts. The bill was introduced by Maine 1st District Rep. Chellie Pingree.

Maine’s two House members, both Democrats, will have to weigh two articles of impeachment now being drafted by the House Judiciary Committee. One charges President Donald Trump with abuse of power, and the other obstruction of Congress.

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It’s time again for Maine's Political Pulse with Mal Leary, Steve Mistler, and Irwin Gratz.

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