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Where does Maine’s Congressional delegation stand on Build Back Better (and protecting voting)?

This post was first published 30 October 2021. I cover Maine’s congressional delegation for the state’s largest paper, the Portland Press Herald, and over the past week have been keeping… Read more »

Paul LePage is back and Maine braces for a political storm

Here in Maine, former Governor Paul LePage — who has described himself as “Trump before Trump” — officially kicked off his campaign to return to the governor’s mansion last night… Read more »

9/11 Started Here, in Portland, Maine

The leader of the 9/11 hijackers, Mohamed Atta, spent his last night and the morning of September 11th on the outskirts of Portland, Maine, amid the mundane commercial sprawl of… Read more »

Rep. Golden on disrupting Democratic leader’s strategy, Afghanistan

US Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME02) is the most successful Democrat in Trumpland, having won more crossover Trump voters than any other Democrat currently in the House, this in a district… Read more »

Quebec to New England transmission project could be delayed by rival

Here in Maine one of the most controversial public policy issues of recent years has been over a project to connect the massive hydroelectric dams in northern Quebec with the… Read more »

Delta variant drives Maine Covid inpatients into ICUs

The state of Maine’s official tally of confirmed delta variant Covid-19 cases has stood at 4 for weeks. But in just over a week, a new type of test being… Read more »

Inside the collapse of Maine’s $35 million HR software refit

In this past week’s Maine Sunday Telegram I wrote about the collapse of the State of Maine’s $35 million effort to replace its aging and obsolete human resource management software systems,… Read more »

Conservation groups to sue $600 billion firm over salmon deaths at Maine dams

In Saturday’s Portland Press Herald I wrote an update on the ongoing dispute over the future of sea run fish in Maine’s Kennebec River and the survival of endangered Atlantic… Read more »

Meet Christiane Northrup, Maine’s Doctor of Disinformation

  Maine’s very own celebrity doctor, Christiane Northrup of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Selves fame, has called about by US Senators and banned from Instagram for being one of the “disinformation… Read more »

Congressional earmarks are back — Here are Maine’s House member’s short lists

  After a ten year hiatus, the US House is restoring earmarks, the member-directed spending requests that were eliminated after a series of corruption scandals. The change — which includes… Read more »