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Collins mum, King alarmed by Trump’s shifting explanation on Comey firing

In Friday’s Portland Press Herald, I had a follow up on how Maine’s two US Senators — both of whom sit on the committee leading the key probe into the… Read more »

Bill banning Maine towns from regulating pesticides came from ALEC

I’ve written a fair bit over the years about the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (or ALEC), a secretive, corporate-funded group that acts as a conduit for corporations… Read more »

Collins ok with Trump firing Comey, while King calls for him to head Senate investigation

Maine’s US Senators have a key role in the investigation of the Trump campaign’s contacts with and ties to Russia. They both sit on the senate intelligence committee, possibly the… Read more »

An ALEC bill blocking municipal broadband appears and dies in Maine

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I had the story of how a bill developed by the American Legislative Exchange Council — or ALEC — aiming to hamstring towns and cities’… Read more »

Amid criticism, Sens. Collins, King defend Senate probe of Trump-Russia ties

This past week saw multiple stories suggesting trouble afoot with the Senate intelligence committee’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, including its ties to the Trump campaign and… Read more »

Trump’s tariffs on Canadian softwood please Maine sawmill owners

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I report on how President Trump’s imposition of punitive tariffs against imported Canadian softwood lumber are being seen in Maine, a state where two-fifths of… Read more »

With rule repeal, how to keep your digital life private?

Earlier this month, President Trump signed into law a repeal of federal privacy rules preventing your internet service provider from exploiting a broad range of information about your online life… Read more »

Deeper EPA cuts threaten Maine’s economy, environment

Late last month it became public that President Trump has proposed even deeper cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency than those initially reporter. In this past Sunday’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I… Read more »

Trump plan to nix programs protecting kids from lead paint gets chilly Maine reception

In this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I have a story on how President Trump’s proposed elimination of Environmental Protection Agency programs to reduce lead paint exposure in children will likely… Read more »

Sen. King says Gorsuch would return US jurisprudence to the early 1930s

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I reported on Sen. Angus King’s announcement that he will oppose Neil Gorsuch‘s elevation to the Supreme Court. The senator’s statement was a long, detailed,… Read more »