Politics

Maine 2nd District Congressman Jared Golden will hold a field hearing in Machias Friday afternoon on the topic of helping rural communities get access to broadband service.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public File

Maine's first-term Democratic congressman says he's not going to take a side in the state's much-watched U.S. Senate race featuring Republican Susan Collins.

Collins Says Trump Overstepped Authority In Sending FEMA Money To Southern Border

Sep 5, 2019
Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday that she doesn’t believe the president has the constitutional right to divert money from military and emergency disaster programs to pay for projects at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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The Trump Administration has announced new rules to roll back energy efficiency standards for light bulbs that were set to take effect in January. But, 2nd District Congressman Jared Golden says he doubts the move will have much of an effect on the industry or the public.

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, will visit Maine Saturday to promote his presidential bid.

Mary Schwalm

There's been a recent surge in Democratic presidential candidates visiting Maine, as New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker announced Tuesday that he'll campaign in Portland on Saturday. The flurry of campaign stops — three in a little over a week — illustrate a new electoral landscape for independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who dominated the Democratic caucuses in Maine in 2016. Sanders on Sunday drew a sellout crowd for a rally at the State Theatre in Portland, but his candidacy and his supporters are confronting a new political dynamic that the progressive firebrand from Vermont helped create.

Gov. Janet Mills says she is carefully reviewing the bill extending ranked-choice voting to presidential primaries and general elections, and that the bill is more complex than it appears.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Gov. Janet Mills announced Thursday that she’s pursuing the creation of a state-based health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.

BOSTON - The governors of five East Coast states are urging federal regulators not to put any additional roadblocks in the way of the country's nascent offshore wind industry.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine leaders are looking at ways to make health care more affordable and accessible in the wake of voter-approved Medicaid expansion.

Bruce Schreiner / Associated Press

Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold two presidential campaign events in Portland over Labor Day weekend.

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Just as the first hurricane of the season is threatening the US, President Trump has ordered the diversion of $271 million in disaster relief funds to speed up construction of the wall on the Mexican border.  Maine U.S. Sen. Angus King says Trump has exceeded his presidential authority in doing so.

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As wildfires continue to scorch the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, Maine U.S. House Rep. Chellie Pingree says one of the culprits is President Trump's trade war with China and disruptions in global markets.

Frank Augstein / Associated Press

LONDON - Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says the British government's move to suspend Parliament makes a no-confidence motion "now certain."

19 States, Including Maine, Sue Over Rollback Of Child Immigrant Protections

Aug 27, 2019
Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — Nineteen states and the District of Columbia sued on Monday over the Trump administration's effort to alter a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention.

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