The Mills administration confirmed Dr. Mark Flomenbaum's decision to end his controversial tenure, and verified that the governor had issued him a formal reprimand over allegations of inappropria...
The House and Senate floor sessions scheduled for next Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center have been postponed until May 19.
Proponents said the ban would save lives and protect children from tobacco manufacturers' marketing efforts, but others said a ban would simply drive consumers into New Hampshire to buy products.
From Florida to Georgia, Iowa and now Texas, Republican lawmakers have used unsubstantiated claims by former President Donald Trump and his allies to justify new voting restrictions.
The $40 million bond for the Land for Maine's Future program would honor longtime sportsman George Smith, who died in February after a long battle with ALS.
Democrats are promising to make the vote – and the GOP resistance – a central element in their political strategy moving into next year's midterm elections.
The House GOP is moving toward stripping Rep. Liz Cheney of her leadership post for her frequent criticism of former President Donald Trump.
Changes to mail voting in Florida are certain to affect older voters, and thousands of Republican voters in Arizona could stop getting ballots in the mail automatically.
Two Republican-backed bills are similar to legislation being pushed by conservatives in at least 30 other states.
He’s proposing to pay for it by undoing the 2017 Trump tax cuts and raising the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent.
In an extraordinary move, DeSantis, widely viewed as a potential presidential candidate, staged his bill-signing live on the Fox & Friends show, with no other media outlets allowed.
The department says the state Senate's farming out of 2.1 million ballots to a contractor may run afoul of federal law requiring ballots to remain in the control of election officials for 22 mont...
John F. Kennedy met Gunilla von Post several weeks before he married Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953.
Maine is one of the few states in which legislators, rather than voters, choose the attorney general, secretary of state and state treasurer.
The federal probe is examining the interactions of Donald Trump's former lawyer with Ukrainian figures and whether he violated a federal law that governs lobbying on behalf of foreign countries o...
A closed-door showdown vote by House Republicans on Liz Cheney's fate and her replacement, likely by New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, is possible next week.
The document was prepared for then-Attorney General William Barr before he announced his conclusion that the president had not obstructed justice during the Russia investigation.
Republican House leader Kevin McCarthy wants his party to stand with Donald Trump, despite Trump's false claims that he won the election that he clearly lost, and McCarthy appears willing to turn...
Leaders of tribal nations in Maine say the state has failed to recognize their sovereignty and want an overhaul of the landmark 1980 agreement with the state.
Lawmakers who don't like the proliferation of plates with objectionable content are proposing new limits and have the support of Secretary of State Shenna Bellows.
He is raising the nation’s cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 this year, but admits that the U.S. will not meet that number, because of the pandemic and limitations on resettlement capabilitie...
A workforce shortage and low wages have created a crisis for those who need help from direct care workers. On Monday, some workers made their case for a pay hike to the Legislature's Health and H...
Maine's senior U.S. senator topped the annual list from the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.
Sen. Susan Collins says the bill is designed to raise the program's funding to $15 million.
Among other legislation, the Senate has passed a resolution condemning the horrific shootings in Atlanta on March 16.
The widow of a Texas congressman who died after contracting the coronavirus is carrying Donald Trump’s endorsement into a special election.
The president's child-care proposal emerges as a special lightning rod for conservatives.
The president is governing with the most slender of majorities, while knowing that historically the party that holds the White House loses seats in midterm elections.
But people in recovery, medical providers, faith groups, legislators and advocates overwhelmingly support the proposal to make drug possession only a civil violation.
The conservative news network says that while it aired the accusations against Eric Coomer made by Donald Trump's lawyers and supporters, it found no evidence that they were true.
The choice of South Carolina for the former vice president's first public address since the end of the Trump administration has definite political overtones.
The Georgia trip is part of an effort to gain momentum for the massive – and expensive – agenda Biden articulated during his first address to a joint session of Congress.
A look at what’s possible, and what’s unlikely, when it comes to action in Congress.
The Legislature heard opposing arguments Thursday on bills to change qualified immunity, a legal standard that protects police officers from lawsuits.
The day after the election, the student reported that she had voted twice but it was too late to pull back her ballot, an assistant attorney general says.
Fire departments, water districts, community colleges and nonprofits are among candidates for member-requested congressional funds.
In his nationally televised rebuttal of President Biden's address to Congress, the Senate's only Black Republican belittles the president's initial priorities as wasteful expansions of big govern...
The president makes the case that his administration has made progress in its first 100 days, confronting the public health and economic crises caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Republican leaders' choíce of Scott to answer Biden comes at a tense political moment.
President Joe Biden's first batch of judicial nominees are coming before Congress.
Making his first address to Congress, the president pitches a $1.8 trillion investment in children, families and education.
The proposal is part of his American Families Plan, which he is to unveil Wednesday night in an address to Congress.
The forecast released Tuesday shows the state will end the current fiscal year on June 30 with a more than $461 million surplus.
A group of southern Maine lawmakers and other allies support proposals to bolster eviction protections for tenants and improve the supply of affordable housing.
In a legislative committee meeting Tuesday, Gov. Janet Mills called the proposal 'one of the most important pieces of legislation' this session.
The proposal would stop corporations from donating to candidate campaigns or leadership PACs.
The measure sponsored by Rep. Charlotte Warren would repeal the law that effectively prohibits state police from answering any questions about troopers' use of surveillance tools such as facial r...
An election is likely in the fall.
She has been tasked with addressing the root causes of the spike in migration.
The Florida-based consultancy has no election experience and is run by a man who has shared unfounded conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.