Matt Wickenheiser

Matt Wickenheiser

Staff Writer

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Matt Wickenheiser is a County native and graduate of the University of Maine. After working for daily newspapers in Maryland and Massachusetts, he returned to his home state in 2002 to cover business, taking over the state government/politics beat in 2008. He's an able mountain biker, a bad pool player and a lousy fisherman.

Latest Articles by Matt Wickenheiser

October 2, 2010

Mainers see fall in quality of education

Most people favor directing tax revenue to higher education, and almost half say K-12 schools don't get enough money.

September 29, 2010

Governor's race a dead heat in poll

September 29, 2010

Poll: Mitchell, LePage in dead heat in governor's race

Democrat Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell and Republican Paul LePage are in a statistical dead heat in the Maine governor's race, according to a poll released today.

The Maine Poll, conducted for MaineToday Media by Critical Insights, had 30 percent of likely voters supporting Mitchell, compared to LePage at 29 percent. This represents a significant change in a race where LePage has consistently led polls by 12 or more percentage points. In Critical Insights’ last poll, released Sept. 19, LePage had 38 percent voter support and Mitchell had 25 percent.

September 26, 2010

Update: House letter says Pingree private jet travel OK

A letter from the House ethics committee says that the 1st District congresswoman is allowed to travel on the plane because its use is considered a gift from a family member.

September 26, 2010

Observers: Congresswoman likely to weather travel story

Pingree should mention rides on her fiance's private jet, but her House seat isn't at risk, experts say.

September 25, 2010

Concert Review: Sheryl Crow gets to have fun, and a Portland crowd joins in

September 25, 2010

Cutler brings wide-ranging resume to campaign

The independent, who's worked in D.C. and China, decries what he sees as antagonistic party politics.

September 25, 2010

Concert Review: Crow show pulls crowd to feet

Sheryl Crow's latest sound is a big, rollicking, '70s vibe dominated by horns and organ, strong guitar and plenty of funky wah-wah.

September 24, 2010

The Franco effect

Politicians have long courted Maine's chief ethnic group, though it doesn't necessarily vote as a bloc.

September 18, 2010

The Results

Paul LePage continues to hold a strong lead, but a significant 21 percent of voters are undecided and waiting 'to be grabbed,' a poll finds.