The state of Maine has long been on the leading edge of welfare reform. Under Governor Paul LePage, it has reformed its food-stamp program by promoting work, resulting in former enrollees’ more than doubling their incomes the following year. Maine …
Susan Collins Likely Gearing Up for Maine Gubernatorial Candidacy
Susan Collins’s nay vote on the skinny repeal of Obamacare is an early sign that she’s running for Maine governor in 2018. Current governor Paul LePage supported this claim in comments made to Maine press yesterday:
Gov. Paul LePage …
LePage’s Welfare Reform: Good for Maine, a Model for the Nation
Maine, which once led the nation in dependence on government welfare, is taking yet another step forward to fix its welfare system.
After six years of tackling tough welfare problems, Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, recently introduced a bill to …
Owing to the New Hampshire primary, we’re hearing a lot about New England as an especially drug-addicted region. A region of particular sadness and wreckage. It’s true. In the summer of 2014, I did a little study of Maine. …
Maine Cracks Down on Welfare-for-Drugs
On a muggy day last summer, agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and local police raided the home and office of Herman “Rusty” Hoffman. They’d been investigating him for months, and what they found didn’t disappoint: 500 capsules …
Wow: Maine’s GOP Governor LePage Takes 10-Point Lead
Here’s a stunning poll result that suggests this might be a really awful year for Democrats after all:
Republican Gov. Paul LePage has opened a lead over Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud in the closing weeks of the gubernatorial …
Democrats Beg Susan Collins to Stay in the Senate
Ever since news broke that Senator Susan Collins is soliciting advice to help her decide whether she will run in the 2018 Maine gubernatorial race, her fellow senators have raced to encourage her to remain in the Senate.
Heidi Heitkamp (D., …
Assisted Suicide Loses in Maine
We have been told over many years that assisted suicide is unstoppable, an idea for which the time has come.
Baloney. Assisted suicide legalization efforts almost always lose. Now, in Maine. From the Portland Press Herald story:
House lawmakers rejected …
What are you doing for your summer vacation? The First Lady of Maine is working — as a waitress, in Boothbay Harbor. Why? “Oh, honey, it’s all about the money.” That’s what she told the press. To read …
Maine Governor: Drug Dealers Travel to Maine, ‘Impregnate Young, White Girls’
Wait — what?:
Asked at a town hall meeting on Wednesday night what his administration was doing to combat the state’s drug issues, [Maine governor] LePage referenced new legislation aimed at traffickers, then delivered his roiling explanation.
Maine Proves that American Gun Politics Transcend the Red State/Blue State Divide
Maine is to become the seventh state in the union to nix its firearms-permitting requirements in toto. Johannes Paulsen with the story:
Maine Governor Paul LePage has been getting into a bit of a tussle with the state legislature, vetoing 100 …
In Maine, GOP Governor Paul LePage Still Neck-and-Neck
Only one pollster has released a survey of Maine’s gubernatorial race since June; the Maine People’s Resource Center found Democrat Michael Michaud ahead of Republican incumbent governor Paul LePage, 42.6 percent to 41.4 percent. (LePage won a four-way race in 2010 with 38 percent …