The state ethics commission has been asked to scrutinize the activities and funding of Horse Racing Jobs Fairness, backed by casino developer Shawn Scott and an offshore company.
Trump’s order seeks to review national monument designations but it’s not clear if it will affect Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Water National Monument.
On a largely party-line vote, Democrats quash legislation that Republicans said would fight voter fraud.
The governor says he’d like to see the Obama designation reversed, and if it’s not, he’ll urge Congress to change the law so state and local approvals are needed.
Maine’s Republican governor says that strategy worked on welfare reform.
Opponents argue the ballot measure passed last November, which fundamentally changes the way voters select the state’s top elected officials, is unconstitutional.
The Republican says she wants a job where she could do the most for Mainers, but she would have to leave her U.S. Senate seat two years before her term ends.
State lawmakers have less than two months to work out a deal or risk a government shutdown.
Garrett Murch, a Maine native who also worked for former Sen. Olympia Snowe and edited a conservative news and commentary website, joined the administration this month.
The sponsors of the bills say poisoned drinking water is widespread in the state.