June 12, 2024: Political Pulse primary elections recap
Maine's Political Pulse
by Steve Mistler, Kevin Miller
2d ago
A look back at Tuesday's results and what they mean ..read more
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June 7, 2024: A primary primer as parties prepare to pick politicians at polls in Maine
Maine's Political Pulse
by Steve Mistler, Kevin Miller
1w ago
Tuesday is primary election day in Maine (again) as voters head to the polls to select party nominees for Congress, the Legislature and local offices ..read more
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May 2, 2024: Here are the major takeaways from the 2nd session of the Maine Legislature
Maine's Political Pulse
by Steve Mistler, Kevin Miller
1M ago
While lawmakers will return to the State House next week to take up the governor’s vetoes, the 131st Legislature has already left its imprint on some of the issues and challenges confronting the state ..read more
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March 15, 2024: Politics roundup: Gun bills, Netflix tax
Maine's Political Pulse
by Steve Mistler, Kevin Miller
3M ago
Maine lawmakers are plodding toward a mid-April adjournment with a slew of contentious issues to resolve, including gun safety and a new spending plan. Meanwhile, a divided Congress continues its obsession with the November election in its quest for historically unproductive governance ..read more
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March 1, 2024: What to know about Maine's primary elections ahead of Super Tuesday
Maine's Political Pulse
by Steve Mistler, Kevin Miller
3M ago
Next Tuesday, voters in Maine and more than a dozen other states will cast ballots during the single-largest primary day of the 2024 elections.By presidential primary standards, this year’s Super Tuesday contests are relatively anti-climactic because the Republican and Democratic tickets are pretty much set at this point. Absent some ground-shaking legal or political developments, the nation appears headed for a Biden-Trump rematch this November.But electors are still at stake in Maine. And for the first time this year, thanks to Maine’s switch to a “semi-open” primary, independent voters can ..read more
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Feb. 9, 2024: What the immigration bill's spectacular collapse means for Maine
Maine's Political Pulse
by Steve Mistler, Kevin Miller
4M ago
Bowing to pressure from former President Donald Trump, a majority of Republicans in the U.S. Senate this week helped torpedo the bipartisan immigration bill that would have restricted and overhauled the asylum process while giving the president clear authority to close the border.The failure to advance the bill after four months of negotiations ensures that immigration will remain a key campaign issue in the 2024 presidential and congressional election with possible implications for down ballot contests in state legislatures.Maine's Political Pulse was written this week by State House correspo ..read more
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Feb. 1, 2024: With new proposals, Janet Mills treads lightly into charged gun debate
Maine's Political Pulse
by Steve Mistler, Kevin Miller
4M ago
Gov. Janet Mills reset the political debate over guns in Maine on Tuesday by unveiling a suite of policy proposals that she says were shaped or inspired by conversations since October’s mass shooting in Lewiston ..read more
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Nov. 8, 2023: Maine election results
Maine's Political Pulse
by Steve Mistler, Kevin Miller
7M ago
Chief political correspondent Steve Mistler joins Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz to discuss Tuesday's election results in Maine ..read more
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Oct. 5, 2023: Here's everything we know about the referendum to replace CMP and Versant with Pine Tree Power
Maine's Political Pulse
by Steve Mistler, Kevin Miller
9M ago
Question 3 in November proposes a dramatic overhaul of who is responsible for delivering electricity to the majority of Mainers. In this state and across the nation, it's unmatched in manner, scope or known outcomes ..read more
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Sept. 28, 2023: Pine Tree Power requires the state's largest-ever borrowing package. Will Maine voters allow it?
Maine's Political Pulse
by Steve Mistler, Kevin Miller
9M ago
Supporters say Question 1 is a necessary “safety valve” to prevent electric customers in Maine — who are already paying some of the highest rates in the country — from being saddled with massive amounts of debt. But opponents say it's just another attempt to sabotage the push toward what they contend would be more reliable, lower-cost electricity for most Maine residents ..read more
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