Latest Maine State Legislature News

Maine Democrats nominate 1st Black woman as House speaker

Nov. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrats in the Maine House of Representatives nominated the state's first African American to serve as speaker, selecting a Portland lawmaker whose father was the first Black member of the Maine Legislature. Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross was nominated Thursday...

Maine backtracks on guidance for medical marijuana sales

Nov. 17, 2022 14:14 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is backing down from some of its guidance for the medical marijuana industry by allowing the sale of pre-rolled products to resume. The Maine Office of Cannabis Policy last month banned medical marijuana caregivers without a storefront from providing...

Democrats hold on to US House seat in Maine via ranked vote

Nov. 16, 2022 18:46 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democrats held on to a swing district in Maine, as two-term U.S. Rep. Jared Golden beat back a challenge from a former congressman via ranked choice voting for the second time in four years. Golden won reelection via the ranked round, Maine’s secretary of...

Democrat Jared Golden wins reelection to U.S. House in Maine's 2nd Congressional District

Nov. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Jared Golden wins reelection to U.S. House in Maine's 2nd Congressional District.

Official: US House race in Maine heading to ranked runoff

Nov. 09, 2022 17:25 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jared Golden will need to survive a ranked choice runoff to hold onto his seat, Maine’s secretary of state said Wednesday, setting up a replay of the 2018 race in which the moderate Democrat upset Republican Bruce Poliquin in a region with many conservative...

Somali Americans making history in Maine Legislature

Nov. 09, 2022 15:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Voters gave Democrats control of both chambers of the Maine Legislature for another two years — and made history by electing two Somali Americans to the House and the first Black woman to the Senate. The reelection of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills marked a...

Golden, Poliquin battle it out for swing House seat in Maine

Nov. 09, 2022 01:16 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Two-term incumbent Rep. Jared Golden sought to beat back a challenge in Maine from a former congressman in one of the most closely watched U.S. House races. Golden, a moderate Democrat who touts guns rights and protection of rural jobs, hoped...

Democrat Chellie Pingree wins reelection to U.S. House in Maine's 1st Congressional District

Nov. 08, 2022 23:24 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Chellie Pingree wins reelection to U.S. House in Maine's 1st Congressional District.

Steamed about lobster: House candidates snippy over donation

Sep. 27, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Congressional candidates in a hotly contested Maine race snipped at each other on Tuesday about a contribution from the leader of a conservation group that has discouraged consumers from buying lobster. Democratic Rep. Jared Golden is defending his seat in...

Committee subpoena seek child death investigation documents

Sep. 22, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature's Government Oversight Committee voted to obtain a subpoena to force the state's child welfare agency to turn over documents related to the deaths of four children last year. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services contends it...