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As Maine Public Radio reported, "a revised draft presented at Monday's meeting changes some of what many found most troubling -- including softening language that required employees' political or legislative speech in their professional roles to be coordinated with the chancellor's office." The trustees ...
In this time of seemingly endless political division, we all need to take a deep breath, step back and remember the vast majority of us are caring members of our communities who want the best for our children, parents, friends and, yes, ourselves. Maine is made up of many political parties, and none hold a ...

The Republican from Maine's 2nd District raised $2.2 million through December's end, according to reports due to the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, with roughly half of that coming from individuals and half coming from political committees. His five Democratic opponents raised a total of ...
University of Maine System trustees meeting to discuss matters including a proposed policy on who can lobby or speak on behalf of the system. Jan. ... Trustees on Monday will discuss changes to "Institutional Authority on Political Matters" policy that would limit the political activities of university staff.
An attempt to have the Maine Legislature urge Congress to label members of neo-Nazi groups as terrorists was blocked Thursday by Republicans on a panel of legislative leaders. The resolve, sponsored by Rep. Maureen Terry, D-Gorham, asks Congress to make the change in light of the August 2017 ...
Paul LePage is still reviewing the proposal to determine whether it would be good for Maine. Steven McGrath, who leads LePage's energy office, said Thursday that the Republican governor does not have a timeline for his decision. "It's 380 pages," said McGrath. "It's not going to be a quick review.

Data embedded in the anonymous "news" website The Maine Examiner has been linked to a top Maine Republican party official, a finding that may add ... including photos of Chin and a Chevrolet truck, plus an apparent screenshot of the twitter account of University of Maine political scientist Amy Fried, ...
The Maine Senate has narrowly confirmed the appointment of a hydrologist employed by Poland Spring to the citizen board overseeing and adjudicating environmental laws. In a mostly party line vote, the Republican-controlled Senate voted 18-15 to confirm Mark Dubois to the Board of Environmental ...
LePage's moratorium and commission were quickly denounced by organizations and political leaders who already view Maine's Republican governor as hostile to "green" energy. "It's disappointing, though unfortunately not surprising, that Gov. LePage believes he can unilaterally overrule the clear ...
Town officials in Jackman, Maine, terminated Tom Kawczynski's employment at a meeting Tuesday, CNN affiliate WABI reports. Kawczynski runs a website for an organization called New Albion, which says it seeks to promote "traditional Western values emphasizing the positive aspects of our European ...
The complaint said state law requires disclosure of the political party's assistance and funding and alleged Republicans have kept it under wraps. ... "We call on Republicans to ensure that Savage and Murch, along with their shameful behavior, no longer have a home in Maine politics," Bartlett said.
It has been a strange road to his becoming an insurgent Republican candidate in Maine, though he hasn't filed for the race yet. Linn represented views all over the political spectrum during nearly two decades often on the periphery of Florida politics. A financial planner, he was the Reform Party's 2006 ...
AUGUSTA, Maine -- The Maine Democratic party asked the state's ethics watchdog on Tuesday to investigate their Republican counterparts and an anonymous "news" website that they accuse of helping derail a progressive Lewiston mayoral candidate's campaign last year. The complaint, filed with the ...
As a lifetime, card-carrying member of the Democratic party - from holding an Adlai Stevenson campaign sign to working with Minnesotans Humphrey, Mondale, McCarthy and Freeman, to running for the Massachusetts House of Representatives - I moved to Cape Elizabeth last year and planned to enroll ...
We'll discuss the role of twitter in current day politics and how it is changing political discourse and impacting social movements. Guests: Judith E. Rosenbaum, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Maine. Author of Constructing Digital cultures - Tweets, ...
The proposed "Institutional Authority on Political Matters" policy says that all legislative advocacy must be coordinated through the chancellor's office, and only by ... But Thelen said that federal tax guidance is clear that engagement in partisan politics risks the loss of federal funding or tax-exempt status.
Jim Thelen, the university system's lead attorney, said he isn't aware of any public university losing its nonprofit status because of political action by its employees, but added that "all of the IRS guidance says that if you engage in partisan politics or back candidates, consequences could be loss of federal ...

Since announcing that he had joined the Republican Party in October, Moody has recruited several of LePage's key former campaign staffers, including political consultant and sometimes-spokesman Brent Littlefield, who runs a Virginia-based Public Relations shop. Also on Moody's team is LePage's ...
Since announcing that he had joined the Republican Party in October, Moody has recruited several of LePage's key former campaign staffers, including political consultant and sometimes-spokesman Brent Littlefield, who runs a Virginia-based Public Relations shop. Also on Moody's team is LePage's ...
Democrats have held a majority in the Maine House while Republicans have held the Senate, meaning any proposal needs bipartisan buy-in if it's to go into law. Republican Gov. Paul LePage's veto pen -- coupled with a House Republican caucus that voted to support the governor more often than not ...
The Maine Republican party's executive director owes thousands of dollars in state income taxes dating back to 2013 but said Wednesday he is making progress on rectifying the situation. Records on file in the Penobscot County Registry of Deeds show that Jason Savage didn't file state tax forms or pay ...
Officials at some federal agencies in Maine said they await more clarity about the impact of a shutdown. Ryan Lilly, director of the Maine VA healthcare System, located at Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta, said he does not expect immediate repercussions from a shutdown because the veterans ...
Good morning from Augusta. We're just entering the thick of the 2018 legislative session, but key lawmakers and operatives have their eyes firmly on the next legislative election, where the closely divided Senate and House of Representative will be up for grabs. Democrats out-raised Republicans through ...
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine's Republican governor is still pressing for his proposal to prevent the use of food stamps for junk food and planned to bring it up this week in Washington. Gov. Paul LePage, who was attending a holiday party this week in Washington, D.C., blames powerful opposition from the ...
Democrat Doug Jones won the Senate election in Alabama this week, but Maine Senator Susan Collins saw her own victory of sorts, as the win all but guarantees her a greater position of power in Washington. When Jones is sworn into the Senate in the coming weeks, the partisan split will shrink to just ...
Given the fact that the native communities in Quebec and Labrador apparently have not had their caribou harvest quotas decreased by government closures, some are questioning whether the sport hunting ban is as much political as it is biological. Starting the first of next year, the sport hunting of migratory ...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine lawmakers are preparing for a 2018 session where Medicaid expansion and marijuana legalization are expected to take center stage. The Legislature must figure out how to pay for Medicaid's eventual $54 million expansion. The sale of recreational marijuana is also set to ...
PORTLAND, Maine -- A group of 10 protesters pulled off their winter coats, took out playing cards and settled in to play cribbage on the floor of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins' Portland office Friday afternoon. The mostly Peaks Island residents said that they were there to urge Collins to vote against the ...
But that doesn't mean there are no politics in the Star wars franchise. Quite the contrary, authors of science-fiction and fantasy often stuff their stories with parables for contemporary times. And a legion of Star Wars aficionados have thought deeply - perhaps too deeply - about this fictional universe for ...
The events captured international headlines and ensnared political figures such as President Donald Trump and Gov. Paul LePage, who were criticized for their refusal to denounce the rally's organizers without also denouncing the counter-protesters. Maine is not the only state to consider a measure like ...
The state cost during the next couple of years to expand Medicaid eligibility -- passed by voters in a November referendum -- depends on when Maine applies to the federal government for the expansion, how quickly newly eligible Mainers sign up, how much will be saved when Mainers move from current ...
An organization in Maine's largest city will receive nearly $600,000 from the federal government to help train new farmers in the state. Democratic Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree says the money is coming from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beginning Farmer and rancher Development Program to ...
I am most proud of Mainers' reputation for tenacity and stubbornness regarding ethics, morals and politics. Names such as Muskie and Smith, Cohen and Mitchell are recognized throughout the nation as Maine's version of political heroes. They stood up for what was right and were not afraid to go against ...
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, makes her way through a crush of reporters after Republican senators met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell, R-Ky., on the GOP effort to overhaul the tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.
The Alliance faded away shortly after the turn of the 20th century, but only after shaking up the political landscape. Similarly, Better Angels wants to change the way politics is conducted today. "We'd ultimately like to bring together political leaders and everybody else," says Blankenhorn. "But beginning at ...
Paul LePage on Thursday filed a formal request for federal disaster relief funding to help offset the cost of cleaning up after a major windstorm that blasted Maine in late October. LePage asked President Donald Trump for a federal disaster relief declaration, which would make it possible for the state to ...
Potter began thinking of what hope means to varying mindsets and political viewpoints when he was interning for Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in Washington, D.C., from January to June. "I had a community of fellow interns who really represented a wide diversity of ideas and varying political opinions from ...
Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican who represents Maine's 2nd District, co-sponsored the measure. "There should be zero tolerance for this kind of behavior," he said Wednesday in a floor speech. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat who represents Maine's 1st District, also co-sponsored the resolution.
The Maine politician who infuriated rivals, hurled insults and fixed Congress ... Because of his ruthless legislative tactics, his political opponents ... It's safe to say Reed loved politics and loved serving as Speaker of the House.
The U.S. Army has named a 28-year-old Maine resident its Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. Staff Sgt. Ryan McCarthy, of Belgrade Lakes, ...
Maine's emergence as a national political hot spot -- whether for Gov. Paul LePage's combative conservatism or Senator Susan Collins's ...
With the buildup to the 2018 election in full frenzy, Maine's political spotlight is shifting away from Gov. Paul LePage to the 20 candidates and ...
In the last few weeks, there's been a lot of chatter about whether that means a big, blue wave is forming off the political coast that could ...
Bruce Poliquin of Maine's 2nd District did not respond to questions from the ... Maine's business and political leaders have often cited the lack of ...
Good morning from Augusta on Thanksgiving Eve, when we hope you're waiting for your pies to finish baking so you can get the birds into the ...
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Key cogs in Gov. Paul LePage's network -- including his top political adviser and his daughter -- will work for ...
The question appeared on the 2017 ballot as a result of a blazing-fast collection of the required 61,123 signatures of registered Maine voters.
PORTLAND, Maine -- Maine voters on Tuesday approved a measure ... By comparison, the lead political action committee established to ...
David Boyer, Maine political director of the marijuana Policy project, who was the campaign manager for the referendum, called the veto ...
Maine senators differ on possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia ... King also said the Russians are also meddling in politics in Spain and Scotland ... was widely praised across the political spectrum, to recuse himself.


 

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