Lawmakers are expected to come back into session on Monday to consider dozens of recent vetoes by Gov. Paul LePage on bills ranging from Medicaid expansion to banning "conversion therapy."
The city hopes a new tech upgrade will cut wait times at one difficult commuter bottleneck by 20 to 30 percent.
Other states could follow Maine into ranked-choice voting, currently used in 11 cities across the country.
Proponents of the renewable energy hope the state’s next governor embraces new technology local universities are developing to advance the industry.
With support from Governor Paul LePage, the legislature nullified a statewide referendum approving ranked-choice voting. On Tuesday, the citizens got the final word and enacted it again.
But Paul LePage’s threat to not certify Tuesday’s election may be a hollow one.
The Office of Information Technology realized it had a retirement problem. In response, it took on the bigger problem of building a strong technology workforce across the state.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Arizona teacher walkouts to continue … Gary to cancel its air show for second time … Nashville transit vote … and companies scoop up their scooters in Austin.
When California and Massachusetts enacted laws requiring that eggs produced and sold there be raised cage-free, 13 states including some of the nation’s largest egg producers sued.
Massachusetts, Maine, and others want to police companies that collect loan payments. The Department of Education says they can't.
The state will be the first to implement ranked-choice voting in its June primaries, but not all the candidates will commit to accepting the results.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Connecticut committee OKs highway tolls; Hampton Roads a hub for human trafficking; Allentown seeking applications for interim mayor; and Columbus, Ohio’s big growth.
America’s increasing appetite for salmon could give Bucksport, Maine a much-needed economic boost.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hurricane Harvey’s economic boost; Memphis scrambles after sewage overflow; Kansas City mayor not upset about losing out on Amazon HQ2; and California high-speed rail costs balloon.
Plus an update on Medicaid ballot initiatives in Utah and Idaho, and what the legislative tiebreaker in Virginia means for that state’s expansion.
With Medicaid expansion in Maine and Democratic wins in Virginia, voters affirm a bigger role for government in health care.
The Republican governor says he will block Medicaid expansion (again) until the state legislature can find a way to pay for the program.
Two other states, Utah and Idaho, may attempt their own expansion-by-referendum on next year’s ballot.
Sign up for our daily newsletter: