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Hating the government you lead
The Augusta Civic Center lobby swarmed with soldiers, security guards, legislators, lobbyists, and Republican ladies in nice dresses with "Volunteer" badges.
| January 14, 2011
There’s nothing in the Maine Democratic Party’s platform about free beer.
Maine Democratic Party offers a lot of freebies, beer is not one of them
| May 28, 2010
Cleaning up Maine's sleaze
When tourists admire Maine's picturesque waterfronts, they aren't close enough to smell the barrels reeking with rotting lobster bait.
Politicians have left it to the people
| March 18, 2009
Taking from the poor
What values do Maine’s Democrats hold?
Democratic lawmakers show their Republican values
| May 07, 2008
A “good” tax break in the making
Legislative leadership supports it, and so does Governor John Baldacci. Last year, the Taxation Committee gave it a unanimous “ought to pass” report. It looks golden.
| February 20, 2008
Everyone’s a neocon now
In the eight years I’ve covered the State House for the Portland Phoenix, I’ve been struck by the depressingly constant themes.
Looking back on state politics — and forward
| December 21, 2007
Three years ago, state government hired Scientific Games Corporation, its long-time lottery contractor, to monitor the slot-machine receipts at the state’s first casino.
Why is the state's gambling watchdog getting a bite of slot-machine profits?
| June 06, 2007
Lobbyists in the Maine State House outnumber legislators and do everything from write laws to raise political-campaign funds, so regulating lobbyists has long been a progressive priority.
What’s the matter with Maine progressives?
| March 02, 2006
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