State political coverage
Final-hours push for Maine Medicaid expansion appears headed for another LePage veto A new proposal would use federal money allocated to expand the program to help low-income Mainers buy private insurance coverage.
LePage: Welfare penalty to cost Maine $7 million The U.S. wants $7 million for non-compliance that LePage says he tried to fix, but others say a big fine is unlikely and the non-compliance is from 2011.
Maine congressional candidates Cain, Poliquin close in fundraising Cain, a Democrat, and Poliquin, a Republican, are well ahead of their opponents in the June 10 primary.
Poll shows LePage, Michaud in virtual tie in Maine race for governor The survey gives the governor a slight lead -- his first in public poll -- but margin of error, other surveys indicates dead heat.
Maine Senate upholds LePage veto of solar rebate bill The governor objected to the bill because it would’ve added 60 cents a year to residents’ electric bills.
Maine Legislature enacts $32 million budget fix The proposal includes a provision to help hundreds of developmentally disabled Mainers waiting for home- and community-based support services.
Cutler releases Maine tax reform plan Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler’s plan would reduce property taxes by up to 40 percent, and pay for it by expanding the sales tax.
Maine bill to halt virtual charter schools fails in House The bill falls short of the two-thirds support that emergency measures, or bills that take effect immediately, need for final passage.
Maine House OKs bill to expand preschool programs The bill now faces a final Senate vote before being sent to Gov. Paul LePage.
Maine House supports more access to lifesaving overdose antidote Gov. LePage says he’ll veto the bill because of a last-minute change, but the 147-0 vote signals it’s likely to be overridden.