Politics

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

The FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been accessing some state driver’s license databases to do facial recognition searches, but Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says Maine is building its own database and is limiting access for federal agencies.

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s former Republican governor spent all or part of at least 80 days outside of the state during his last year in office, according to travel records that revealed trips that had not previously been disclosed.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A new law in Maine is designed to prevent young children from being suspended or expelled from schools.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Voters whose disabilities prevent them from signing petitions for citizen initiatives could have alternative ways to express their support under a proposed constitutional amendment.
Maine voters will consider such a constitutional amendment Nov. 5.

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Democrats at the national level and in Maine are using a multipronged strategy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in 2020. The plan includes the creation of a new nonprofit group that can shield its donors and operate in a legal gray area that has been increasingly exploited by political organizations in recent elections.

Gov. Janet Mills has held 39 bills for further consideration - ranging from sales tax exemptions to a measure allowing sports betting in Maine.

Sports Betting, Opioid Fee Bills In Limbo In Maine

Jul 3, 2019

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. Janet Mills declined to act on legislation to allow sports betting and nearly 40 other bills passed by lawmakers in the final days of the legislative session.

PORTLAND, Maine - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon says she brought in more than $1 million in the week since she announced her candidacy.

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Starting in September, holding your cell phone up to your ear while driving could cost you $250 - or more.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Progressive activists in Maine are calling for an increased tax on the wealthiest Americans and decrying Sen. Susan Collins' support of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — National Guard officials say an hourlong lockdown at Pease Air National Guard Base in New Hampshire has been lifted after possible shots were heard on the base.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's governor could weigh in on legislation to allow sports betting, among other bills passed by lawmakers in the final hours of this year's legislative session.

Benny Snyder / Associated Press/file

Beginning today, Maine is offering REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses at all Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches.

Office of Gov. Janet Mills

Over the past week, Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law dozens of bills passed by the Maine lawmakers this session. For the two African American members of the Legislature, a pair of bills in particular stand out.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

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