Steve Mistler

Steve Mistler

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Steve Mistler covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald. He spends a lot of time in the hallways of the State House.

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Latest Articles by Steve Mistler

April 16, 2014

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.

April 16, 2014

Maine lawmakers send overdose antidote bill to Gov. LePage

The bill is amended slightly in an effort to win the governor’s approval.

April 15, 2014

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.

April 14, 2014

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.

April 9, 2014

House backs modified version of LePage drug war

A legislative panel adds treatment funding while reducing the governor’s request for drug agents.

April 9, 2014

LePage vetoes Maine Medicaid expansion bill

The bill received bipartisan support but not enough to override LePage, who says Maine cannot afford it and federal promises can't be trusted.

April 9, 2014

Maine panel proposes $30 million budget fix, adding services for disabled

The deal to reduce waiting lists for home- and community-based care for hundreds of developmentally disabled residents is a key element of the agreement.

Latest Blogs by Steve Mistler

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

April 7, 2014

Report: GOP to swell in November, but LePage might be high and dry

April 1, 2014

Maine gubernatorial candidates chase the ghost of Ed Muskie

November 19, 2012

Garrett Mason's PAC files late on Aroostook ad buy