Nate Libby

Paul LePage

It’s Republican legislators, not Gov. LePage, who are blocking student debt relief

As we approach the end of a legislative session marked by some of the most intractable partisan conflict in our state’s history, a curious partnership has emerged in Augusta over

fair taxes

Maine voters feel strongly that legislators should honor referendum results

A new survey shows that large majorities of Mainers want the legislature to leave laws recently passed by referendum alone. 79% agreed that “the Maine legislature should respect the outcome

Brownie Carson

Maine students fight for their voting rights

Lawmakers in Augusta heard testimony on Wednesday from Maine students speaking out against Republican-sponsored legislation to restrict voting rights. The two bills, one to require Photo ID to vote and

fair wages

New Senate Democratic leaders pledge to ‘fight like hell’ for working Mainers

Troy Jackson of Allagash, who is returning to the Maine State Senate this January after two-years out of office, has been selected by his colleagues to serve as leader of

Nate Libby

Maine town leaders look to Question 2 to boost local schools

Elected leaders from Androscoggin, Cumberland, and York Counties gathered outside a Portland elementary school today to explain what passage of Question 2 could mean for their schools and their students.

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections

Maine Senate Republicans defy Clean Elections referendum, protect offshore tax havens

The Republican-controlled Maine Senate on Wednesday voted along party lines to protect a corporate tax loophole that allows large, multinational corporations to hide millions of dollars in offshore bank accounts,

Richard Rosen

Gov. LePage demands $22 million in new corporate tax breaks, refuses to pay for them

Memebers of the Maine Legislature’s Taxation Committee tabled Gov. Paul LePage’s $38 million tax conformity package yesterday after administration officials refused to say how the plan, which includes a new