Rebekah Metzler

Rebekah Metzler

MaineToday Media State House Writer

rmetzler@mainetoday.com

207-620-7016



Latest Articles by Rebekah Metzler


October 16, 2011

ON MAINE POLITICS: Bills list is mixed bag

AUGUSTA -- From hair-braiding regulations to dog training, the list of legislative bill requests is out, with lawmakers looking to do a whole host of things when the they return in January.


October 11, 2011

Online commercial touts same-day voting support

AUGUSTA -- Less than a month before Election Day, proponents of a people's veto initiative to preserve same-day voter registration are touting endorsements and an online commercial that they hope to put on television.


October 9, 2011

ON MAINE POLITICS: Numbers don't lie, do they?

AUGUSTA -- One of the ongoing arguments between supporters and detractors of Election Day registration is whether or not the practice has led to Maine's high voter turnout.


October 5, 2011

MHPC study: State elections liable to fraud

AUGUSTA -- The Maine Heritage Policy Center says a study it conducted shows that Maine elections are susceptible to fraud.


October 3, 2011

Same-day vote supporters point to report

AUGUSTA -- Supporters of same-day voter registration are touting a report by a think tank that analyzed the potential effect of new laws passed by more than a dozen states -- including Maine -- to change how and when voters can register and vote.


September 29, 2011

State ag, conservation departments may merge

AUGUSTA -- Gov. Paul LePage aims to merge the Departments of Agriculture and Conservation, but his goal is a more "robust natural resource economy," not a budget savings.


September 29, 2011

LePage pitches plan to merge departments

Gov. Paul LePage announced today he is working on a plan to merge the Departments of Agriculture and Conservation in an effort he says will "strengthen the natural resource economy."


September 27, 2011

Parties agree on lines

AUGUSTA -- The Legislature voted Tuesday to pass a compromise plan to balance the population of Maine's two congressional districts.


September 27, 2011

Legislature passes re-districting compromise

The Maine Legislature voted to pass a compromise congressional re-districting proposal, which balances the population of Maine's two congressional districts.


September 27, 2011

Group: GOP leaders used same-day voting

AUGUSTA -- A coalition that is campaigning to preserve same-day voter registration in Maine said Tuesday that many conservative leaders have done just what they support abolishing.