State political coverage
LePage proposes tax-cut referendum for June Democrats pan the proposal as an election-year gimmick.
LePage to offer plan to expand Maine's 'War on Drugs' The proposal calls for four new judges, 14 agents and four assistant attorneys general for drug cases.
LePage: Use big incentives to attract jobs to Maine His proposal to offer massive tax breaks to lure businesses also includes a controversial exemption from collective bargaining.
Gov. LePage to lay out business zone proposal The proposal includes tax benefits and discounted electricity rates for companies that invest at least $50 million and create 1,500 jobs.
Maine treasurer urges LePage to release bonds In a letter to the governor, Neria Douglass says not selling the bonds will hurt the state’s finances.
Legislative committee rejects Maine mining rules Democrats and environmental groups applaud the vote, citing pollution concerns.
LePage vetoes state-run virtual school bill The governor, citing a provision halting virtual charter schools, rejects the proposal within hours of its final passage in the Senate.
Bill revived to allow slots at Scarborough Downs – and maybe a resort casino A bid to spike the proposal was defeated, 78-62, in a preliminary vote.
Details emerge for LePage plan to replenish Maine's rainy day fund The governor said he hopes lawmakers will back his idea for replenishing the fund, which is set aside to cover budget shortfalls or other unplanned expenses.
Maine House fails to pass in-person early voting amendment The House votes 87-57 in favor of the bill, but falls short of the two-thirds majority needed.