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Bill would stop states from blocking municipal broadband projects

Last year I wrote about a bill introduced in Maine’s legislature that would effectively block towns from building their own municipal high speed data networks, even when — as is… Read more »

Maine Governor’s nomination of Nestle Waters official to state BEP draws ire

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I wrote about how Maine Governor Paul LePage’s nomination of Mark Dubois, the public face of Nestle Waters (dba Poland Springs), to the state Board… Read more »

Gov. LePage’s support for offshore drilling at odds with every New England member of Congress

This month, when the Trump administration unveiled its plan to open virtually all areas of U.S. federal waters to oil and gas exploration, most of New England’s elected leaders expressed… Read more »

Trump admin to erase voter registation data in effort to deny other voter fraud commission docs to Dunlap

The struggle over transparency at President Trump’s voter fraud commission continues even after its demise. In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I updated the ongoing drama between the White House and… Read more »

Trump disbands voter fraud commission, which now refuses to give Dunlap documents

President Trump this week pulled the plug on his controversial voter fraud commission, but the drama surrounding it has only escalated. Trump’s decision came on the heels of a federal… Read more »

Sen. Collins under fire from liberals, centrists after tax reform vote

Senator Collins’ support of the Republicans’ controversial tax reform bill has tarnished her reputation with liberals and centrists, experts told me for this week’s story in the Maine Sunday Telegram,… Read more »

Federal judge rules against Trump voter fraud commission in dispute with Maine commissioner

Late yesterday evening, a federal judge riled in favor of Maine’s member of President Trump’s voter fraud commission, who had sought an injunction to force the body to provide him access to… Read more »

Facing threat to shellfish industries, Maine doing pretty much nothing

“Mayday,” the Portland Press Herald series on the effects — now and moving forward — of the rapid warming of the Gulf of Maine, came out two years ago and… Read more »

Maine member sues Trump’s voter fraud commission for access to proceedings

Today Maine’s member of President Trump’s voter fraud commission sued the body in federal court after its staff for weeks ignored his request for documents and information about its deliberations…. Read more »

On the non-profit that ended debtors prison (and a whole bunch more) in Maine

Greetings on another awful mass-shooting morning in America, this time in Las Vegas. Remember this doesn’t happen this frequently in any other advanced industrial democracy when you hear there’s nothing… Read more »