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The Making of Janet Mills, Democratic nominee for Maine governor

With Paul LePage term limited, there’s a competitive race for Maine Governor this fall. Over the late summer, I’ve been at work on a series of in-depth profiles of the… Read more »

The Making of Shawn Moody, GOP nominee for Maine governor

Maine’s bombastic governor, Paul LePage, is term limited and leaves office early next year. Over the past six weeks I’ve been at work on a series of in-depth profiles of… Read more »

For Sen. Collins, Roe v Wade won’t be a line in the sand for Supreme Court confirmation

Senator Susan Collins, considered a critical potential swing vote for those hoping to protect women’s reproductive rights in the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation process, will not be using support for… Read more »

Talking about Maine’s Ranked Choice Voting odyssey on NHPR, May 17

For those of you in the Granite State, I’ll be your guest in the morning on New Hampshire Public Radio’s “The Exchange,” talking about Maine’s Ranked Choice Voting odyssey. The… Read more »

How did ranked choice voting become a polarized, partisan issue in Maine?

In June, Maine is expected to hold the first-in-the-nation statewide primary election using ranked choice voting, with contests for governor, US Senate, and Congress on the agenda. But it is… Read more »

Maine’s ranked choice voting odyssey

My latest for POLITICO Magazine is on Maine’s ranked choice voting odyssey, which at the time the piece came out 48 hours ago already had more twists and turns than… Read more »

Maine: LePage administration threatens Wiscasset on traffic project, town says

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I have an update on the increasingly fraught struggle between Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s Department of Transportation and the town of Wiscasset, site of Maine’s… Read more »

Two ALEC bills before Maine lawmakers would facilitate rewriting of US Constitution

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I have another story involving a model text from the American Legislative Exchange Council being introduced in the Maine legislature, and once again it has national… Read more »

Gov. LePage scuttled Wiscasset traffic compromise, attorney says

Maine Governor Paul LePage personally intervened to kill a compromise between the state transportation department and the town of Wiscasset over a controversial traffic project there, an attorney for the… Read more »

Trump renews push to eliminate LIHEAP, Sea Grant, NEA, other programs

Last year, President Trump tried to eliminate a wide range of programs with an outsized impact in Maine, including Sea Grant, low income heating assistance, community block grants, the National… Read more »