Steve Mistler

Steve Mistler

Staff Writer

smistler@pressherald.com
@stevemistler

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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.

Steve can be reached at 791-6345 or smistler@pressherald.com.
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Latest Articles by Steve Mistler


April 19, 2014

126th Legislature recesses with clear winners and losers

Despite veto battles on the horizon, lawmakers can say they’ve managed to make some Mainers’ lives better.


April 17, 2014

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.


April 17, 2014

Maine may be fined $7 million over welfare work shortcomings

The U.S. wants $7 million for non-compliance that Gov. Paul LePage says he tried to fix, but others say a big fine is unlikely and the non-compliance is from 2011.


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

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.



Latest Blogs by Steve Mistler


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


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