A leaked memo announcing Gov. LePage’s goal to shrink the state workforce is a soft opening to budget talks that will start after November’s elections.
It seemed like an irreconcilable conflict between the two parties, but they resolved it last week in a bipartisan way. The showdown over time-sensitive tax conformity legislation, vitally important to small business owners across the state, had stretched on for weeks this winter. Democrats had been opposing the legislation, holding it hostage to their demand […]
Given their antipathy to Gov. Paul LePage, one suspects that the Democrats may be more interested in brinksmanship and holding tax conformity hostage for election-year shenanigans.
In recent days, Maine Democrats managed to embarrass not only themselves, but the institution of the Maine Legislature, with a ridiculous debate over impeaching Republican Gov. Paul LePage. At a time when the state has real problems that desperately need serious discussion and bipartisan solutions — like the drug crisis that has gripped our state […]
The bipartisan investigation into Gov. Paul LePage’s role in keeping Good Will-Hinckley from hiring House Speaker Mark Eves failed to conclude that LePage violated the law. One would assume, then, that the ridiculous push to impeach LePage, led by a handful of extremists in the House, would grind to a halt. Failing that, one would […]
If you blinked, you may have missed it, but the Legislature — or pieces of it, at least — was back at work in Augusta last week. The Senate was in session to consider a number of gubernatorial nominations, but the real action took place in the Legislative Council, which decided which bills to allow […]