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Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Candidates for Governor Square Off in Primary Debates - Lively broadcast debates for the Republican and Democratic candidates for Governor took place over the past two weeks. On April 4, the four Republican candidates...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Secretary of State Prepares for Ranked Choice Voting; Raises Concerns at Legislature - Officials are scrambling to sort out Maine’s ranked choice voting system ahead of the June primary. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Revenue Forecasting Committee Projects $141 Million Surplus - The Revenue Forecasting Committee (RFC) presented a briefing to the Appropriations and Financial Affairs (AFA) Committee on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The RFC has...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Legislative Council Considers After-Deadline Bill Requests on School Safety, Gun Control - The Legislative Council met on February 27 to consider after-deadline bill requests, including several on school safety and gun...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Governor LePage Delivers State of the State Address - Governor LePage delivered his final State of the State address to the Legislature on Tuesday, February 13. The speech, which lasted nearly an hour and a half, focused...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Petition Submitted for Citizen Initiative to Add New Tax to Fund Homecare Services - On January 26, the Maine People's Alliance (MPA) submitted a petition to the Secretary of State's office that, if certified, would put a...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Candidates for Governor Report 2017 Fundraising Totals - Maine's gubernatorial candidates filed their 2017 end-of-year fundraising numbers with the Maine Ethics Commission. Leading the fundraising race is Democrat Adam...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Second Regular Session of the 128th Legislature Convenes - On January 3, 2018, the Second Regular Session of the 128th Maine Legislature convened to begin its review of more than 400 bills. Some of the larger issues facing...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Winter is officially upon us, and while the 128th Legislature is set to resume a busy schedule on January 3, 2018, the first day of this Legislature’s Second Regular Session, we wanted to take this opportunity to reflect...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Legislative Load Increases to 412 Bills for Second Regular Session - The ten-member Legislative Council met on Thursday, November 30 at the State House to consider appealed bill requests for introduction in the Second...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Legislature Sustains Governor's Veto of Marijuana Implementation Legislation - On Monday, November 6, the Legislature met for the second day of the Special Session to take up the Governor’s veto of the marijuana...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Special Session was an Active One - The First Special Session of the 128th Legislature was convened on Monday, 10/23/17 at 10:00 a.m. The Special Session covered several key legislative matters including marijuana retail...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Legislature Set to Convene for Special Session on October 23, 2017 - Governor LePage has set October 23, 2017 as the date for the start of a Special Session of the Legislature this fall. The Legislature will convene to...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislative Council Hears State Fiscal Report - On Tuesday, September 19, the Legislative Council...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Looking Ahead . . . While the First Regular Session of the 128th Legislature has adjourned sine...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Republicans Challenge Wording of Medicaid Expansion Question on Fall Ballot - Question 2 on...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Met on July 20 to Consider Bond Bills, Items from Special Appropriations Table - After...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

State of Maine Endured Short, Tension-filled Shutdown - Around 2:00 am on Tuesday, July 4, Governor LePage signed the biennial budget that had been delivered to him moments before by the Secretary of the Maine Senate,...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

State Budget Down to the Wire - At publication time on this last day of June 2017, the Maine Legislature had yet to enact a budget for the biennium that starts at midnight tonight. Last week, the Legislature was presented...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Budget Negotiations Continue - The Legislature continues its work to develop a compromise budget...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Mary Mayhew Resigns as HHS Commissioner; Ricker Hamilton Appointed Acting Commissioner - Governor...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Spokesperson Says Governor Paul LePage Will Not Seek Senator King’s U.S. Senate Seat - A...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

3% Surcharge To Cause Loss of Revenue, Not Gain - On Monday, May 1, the Maine Revenue Forecasting Committee reported to the Governor and Legislature on first quarter estimated individual income tax payments. ...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Compressed Committee Activity - Over the next four to six weeks, the Maine legislature’s...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Hundreds of Restaurant Owners and Servers Turn Out in Augusta for Hearings on Tip Credit and Minimum Wage - Hundreds of Maine restaurant servers and business owners appeared in Augusta on Wednesday, April 5 to testify...more

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