Susan M. Cover

Susan M. Cover

State House Bureau

Latest Articles by Susan M. Cover

August 11, 2013

Plan to renovate former Augusta high school wins $580K grant

A plan to turn the old Cony High School into senior housing took a big step forward recently when the developer got a $580,000 grant that will likely help secure financing from the Maine State Housing Authority.

June 21, 2013

Farmingdale voters oust selectman, opt to vote for road commissioner Friday

Newcomer James Grant defeated incumbent Farmingdale Selectman Rickey McKenna by a large margin on Friday, and voters changed the road commissioner position into a three-year elected term instead of a one-year appointment.

June 7, 2013

Augusta area restaurant, inn owners worried by lodging, sales tax hikes

Augusta restaurant owner Lisa Wardwell and Hallowell innkeeper Scott Cowger are among those worried that increases in sales, meals and lodging taxes will hurt their businesses.

May 17, 2013

Maine committee deeply split on dental care bill

By authorizing hygienists to do more, the bill might benefit rural children, but dentists object.

May 17, 2013

Bill to expand dental hygienists' duties deeply divides legislative committee

A bill designed to help expand access to dental care deeply divided a legislative committee Friday, with supporters saying it’s time to help poor children in rural areas and opponents arguing that the bill was not the right solution.

May 13, 2013

Bill to arm forest rangers cut down by department, lobbyist opposition

Despite a major push by Maine forest rangers to get the power to carry guns, a bill to allow them to do just that has stalled and may be carried over for consideration next year.

May 6, 2013

With just seven weeks to go, legislators ramping up discussions on last bills

With seven weeks to go in the legislative session, local lawmakers say they are gearing up for the final push as they continue to shepherd through bills that will have state and local consequences.

April 25, 2013

China Lake drawdown proposal would improve water quality

The Kennebec Water District is hoping a proposed plan to lower China Lake's water level will help improve water quality.

April 24, 2013

Pair of bills would require allowances for new mothers in the workplace

The legislature’s Judiciary Committee is considering two bills that would require employers to make special accommodations for pregnant women and new mothers.

April 22, 2013

Augusta interests make case for Gannett House museum

Augusta City Manager William Bridgeo and Peter Thompson, president of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, told lawmakers Monday that selling the vacant Gannett House on State Street so it can become a nonprofit museum would be a welcome addition to the capital.

Latest Blogs by Susan M. Cover

April 18, 2014

Poliquin first to TV in Maine's 2nd congressional district race

April 17, 2014

Authors, PACs, old foes and a LePage aide: Tidbits from 2nd district filings

April 17, 2014

National LGBT group endorses Michaud for Maine governor

April 16, 2014

In radio interview, LePage takes aim at own party

April 16, 2014

New poll: LePage has slight lead over Michaud in Maine gubernatorial race

April 11, 2014

Glass blowing, local food, beer on Michaud's swing through Maine

April 9, 2014

Did Jackson submit bill for partner's relative? Yes, and he's probably related, too

April 9, 2014

Cain outraises Jackson in latest 2nd District fundraising period

April 9, 2014

Maine Democrats 'doubling down' on ground game in 2014

April 8, 2014

Democratic-leaning pollster shows Michaud with 7-point edge on LePage; Cutler well behind