Kathleen Dillingham

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Leaders of both parties in the Maine Legislature are at odds over calling themselves into a special session next month to deal with hundreds of bills left on the table when they adjourned in March due to the spread of COVID-19. Republicans say they want the session to focus only on issues related to the pandemic.

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We speak with female legislators, both new and experienced, about the issues they will focus on. We’ll also talk about what it means that a record number of women will be serving in the Maine Legislature.