Eric Russell

Eric Russell

Staff Writer

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Latest Articles by Eric Russell


April 18, 2014

Maine trooper has close call with wild turkey

As he approached a flock of birds on Interstate 95, one of them flew directly into his windshield.


April 15, 2014

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.


April 14, 2014

Maine treasure hunter Greg Brooks scrutinized by state fraud agency

The Office of Securities is soliciting information from investors or would-be investors.


April 11, 2014

LePage’s plan for special ‘Open for Business Zones’ rejected by Senate

The governor calls the vote ‘the latest attack by job-killing liberal politicians.’


April 11, 2014

Maine bill to expand state control of county jails wins widespread support

A legislator says the proposal would give the Board of Corrections tools to combat inefficiencies.


April 11, 2014

Medicaid expansion bill dies, can’t overcome LePage veto

The bill would have extended care to more than 60,000 low-income Mainers. LePage said he didn’t trust the federal government to follow through on its promise to pay for it.


April 10, 2014

Angus King vote fuels talk of a switch to Republicans

But the independent Maine senator says he’ll decide after the elections based on what’s best for his state.


April 8, 2014

House bill makes LePage’s welfare reforms unlikely

Democrats squeak through a compromise different from one passed by the Senate, making a deal a long shot.


April 8, 2014

Medicare paid 14 Maine doctors at least $1 million each in 2012

And payments statewide totaled $300 million that year, according to data made public for the first time – but much of it goes to costs, not profits.



Latest Blogs by Eric Russell


April 22, 2014

In Washington D.C., Michaud amplifies role in Maine's gay marriage campaign


April 22, 2014

Poliquin, Raye spar on Susan Collins exchange


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