Democrat-controlled statehouses endorsing clean energy

U.S. 04/27/19, 06:39

Soon after taking office, Maine's Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced renovation plans for the governor's mansion. She wanted to add solar panels. The move was seen as a rebuke to her predecessor, Republican Gov. Paul LePage, whose administration put a moratorium on new wind turbines and enacted policies that critics say ...

APNewsBreak: Ex-governor pardoned late mentor’s grandson

U.S. 03/27/19, 12:42

Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage pardoned his late mentor's grandson in the final days of his second four-year term, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press that detail pardons for crimes including drug trafficking, tax evasion and embezzlement of public funds.The secretary of state recently released a list of ...

Maine governor, predecessor share a fondness for speeding

U.S. 03/02/19, 08:37

Former Gov. Paul LePage and current Gov. Janet Mills couldn't be more different when it comes to politics. But, according to their state driving records, they share at least one thing: a lead foot. Mills, who previously served as a lawmaker and the state's top law enforcement official, has received violations ...

Former governor: Cutting Electoral College would hurt whites

U.S. 02/28/19, 14:03

Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage says any elimination of the Electoral College would hurt white people.LePage told WVOM radio that allowing the popular vote to choose the president would give minorities more power and that "white people will not have anything to say."Proposals to eliminate the Electoral College are sometimes ...

Mills moves ahead with Medicaid expansion on first day

Health 01/03/19, 16:23

Gov. Janet Mills, who vowed on the campaign trail to expand Medicaid on her first day, used her first executive order Thursday to move forward on expanding Medicaid as demanded by voters in 2017.The Democrat's order urges her administration to swiftly roll out Medicaid expansion to at least 70,000 low-income ...

New Maine lawmakers sworn in amid promises to change course

Enviroment 12/05/18, 16:07

The state's chief justice swore in lawmakers Wednesday as Democrats laid out plans to counter Trump administration policies and change course from outgoing firebrand Gov. Paul LePage.Democrats flipped the Senate and gained seats in the House in a race marked by calls to improve health care access, protect the environment ...

Maine’s 4 gubernatorial candidates vie for public’s support

Business 10/17/18, 20:50

Maine's four gubernatorial candidates on Wednesday tried to make their case with voters with weeks to go before the Nov. 6 election.Independent state treasurer Terry Hayes, independent entrepreneur Alan Caron, Republican businessman Shawn Moody and Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills appeared at a gubernatorial forum in Augusta held by the ...

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