Decade in Review: The Top News in Maine from 2010 to 2020

Jan 27, 2020
Bangor Daily News

Our panel of editorial page editors returns to discuss the top Maine news stories of the past decade, from the election of Govs. Paul LePage and Janet Mills and Sen. Susan Collins' growing national profile to legalization of gay marriage and marijuana, the decline of Maine's fisheries, the rise in tourism and more.

The Year in Review: Top News Stories from Maine in 2018

Dec 31, 2018

Our panel of editorial page editors and Maine Public’s own Susan Sharon discuss the top Maine stories of 2018.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's voter-approved Medicaid expansion is scheduled to begin today - but it remains blocked by Gov. Paul LePage.  LePage has vowed to veto a bill funding the state's share of the cost and refused to file paperwork needed to tap into federal funding.

The Month in Review

Mar 30, 2018

Our panel of editorial page editors discusses what made the headlines in Maine in March and why.

Month in Review

Oct 31, 2017

Our panel of editorial page editors reviews the news that made Maine headlines in October. Some of the stories we’ll discuss  include:  Susan Collin’s decision not to run for governor, Governor LePage and his off-again, on-again judicial nominations, and proposed fee hikes at national parks.

Guests:  Greg Kesich, editorial page editor for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

The Month in Review

Aug 25, 2017
Mal Leary / Maine Public

A conversation about the stories that made Maine headlines in the month of August.

Guests:  Greg Kesich, Editorial Page Editor for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Ben Bragdon, Editorial Page Editor for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

Susan Young, Editorial Page Editor for the Bangor Daily News

Maine Governor Paul LePage

Gov. Paul LePage has doubled down on his claim that a Deering High School student was revived from a heroin overdose three times in a week.

By the slimmest of margins, members of the Legislature's nonpartisan Government Oversight Committee voted to endorse an agency probe that concluded Gov. Paul LePage's threat to withhold funding from the Good Will-Hinckley School influenced the school's decision to fire House Speaker Mark Eves as its president.

A protest in front of the Blaine House
Susan Sharon/MPBN

On this Thanksgiving eve, about a hundred people picketed the front lawn of the Blaine House to protest Governor LePage's opposition to allowing ten thousand Syrian refugees admittance to the United States.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Governor Paul LePage says the Paris attacks demonstrate that terrorism is still alive and well across the world.

In what may be the opening skirmish in a long battle over the three-year budget for Efficiency Maine, the Natural Resources Council of Maine is accusing the LePage Administration of seeking to reduce funding for weatherization and for home heating system improvements.

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Governor Paul LePage is making an aggressive push away from the renewable energy policies of his predecessor, John Baldacci, as he looks to open the door to more hydropower from Canada and natural gas to bring down Maine's electricity costs.

Bill Seeks Library Tax Exemption

Mar 22, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A bill that lawmakers have sent to Republican Gov. Paul LePage would exempt a statewide network of libraries from the state's sales tax.

Blaine House Food Drive Success

Nov 29, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that more than 2,100 pounds of food was donated in the annual food drive at the Blaine House.

Maine Governor Paul LePage

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s re-election team has launched a phone campaign seeking to clarify the Republican governor’s position on Social Security.

LePage’s political foes criticized a news release from his office last week that they said categorized Social Security, Medicare payments, Medicaid and unemployment insurance benefits as forms of "welfare, pure and simple." LePage’s campaign said the governor doesn’t think Social Security is welfare and that Democrats took his words out of context.