After a day of closed-door negotiations, doors have opened on a vote for a two-year state budget. The nearly $8 billion budget required a two-thirds vote of both the House and Senate, and received that with few votes to spare.
Democratic party activist and former candidate for Maine Governor Betsy Sweet is seeking her party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that is currently held by Republican Susan Collins. Sweet is first to enter a race that is likely to draw more Democrats and probably some Republicans as well.
U.S. Senator Angus King has joined the chorus of lawmakers from both parties who are critical of President Trump’s comments that he would take information from a foreign power to help his election and not tell the FBI about it.
WASHINGTON - A federal watchdog agency is recommending that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway be fired for repeatedly violating a law that limits certain political activities of federal employees.