The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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ME 2012 Archives

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Maine Gubernatorial Headlines 2012 Archives

DECEMBER 2012

A festive mood in Maine as same-sex marriage becomes legal (AP, 12/29/12)
Owners hope arrival of gay marriage boosts Maine businesses (Portland Press Herald, 12/26/12)
Portland’s same-sex marriage plan includes crowd control (Portland Press Herald, 12/26/12)
Maine governor to announce spending cuts (AP, 12/26/12)
Report: Maine shares few mental health records for gun background checks (Bangor Daily News,12/20/12)
A first: Maine legislative candidates outspent by outside groups (Portland Press Herald, 12/20/12)
EDITORIAL: Could offshore wind change Maine’s label as ‘worst state for business?’ (Bangor Daily News, 12/20/12)
Democrats forming panel to address ’skills gap’ in Maine workforce (Bangor Daily News, 12/19/12)
Maine lawmakers to focus on training, skills gap (Portland Press Herald, 12/19/12)
VIDEO: Superintendent: LePage’s data on number of school administrators not valid (Bangor Daily News, 12/19/12)
VIDEO: LePage seconds Forbes calling Maine the worst state for business (Bangor Daily News,12/19/12)
In Maine, laws to restrict guns usually prove to be hard sell (Portland Press Herald, 12/18/12)
Experience plays a role in Maine salaries controversy (Portland Press Herald, 12/17/12)
Trackers now videotape politicians year-round (AP, 12/16/12)
Gay marriage brings love…bureaucracy (Portland Press Herald, 12/16/12)
The future of the Republican Party – Phoenix rises (Pine Tree Politics, 12/13/12)
Dem, GOP leaders talk budget with LePage’s finance chief (Bangor Daily News, 12/13/12)
Campaign spending hit unprecedented levels (Portland Press Herald, 12/12/12)
Maine Democrats in bind over appointees’ starting pay (Portland Press Herald, 12/12/12)
Governor LePage’s transparency problem (The Tipping Point, 12/12/12)
Maine Democrats opt against higher salaries for political employees (Portland Press Herald,12/12/12)
LePage wants condemnation of Democratic ‘tracker’ (AP, 12/10/12)
City wants state to hear urban voices (Portland Press Herald, 12/9/12)
COMMENTARY: What’s the next step for EqualityMaine? (Portland Press Herald, 12/9/12)
State government downsizing not what LePage promised (Sun Journal, 12/8/12)
Labor mural advocates say they will ask Dems to push LePage on reinstating artwork (Bangor Daily News, 12/8/12)
VIDEO: Bill would let physicians decide who gets marijuana (Bangor Daily News, 12/8/12)
From LePage tracker to Democratic fundraiser (Capitol Incite, 12/7/12)
Report: Maine ‘clean’ candidates find success (Portland Press Herald, 12/7/12)
Hoping to break gridlock, Senate president Alfond invites LePage to dinner (Portland Press Herald,12/7/12)
LePage pledge to end ‘bloated’ state government remains unmet (Bangor Daily News, 12/7/12)
Portland to perform midnight marriages for gay couples (Portland Press Herald, 12/6/12)
LePage promises budget cuts, specifics still unclear (Portland Press Herald, 12/6/12)
Tracker no excuse for LePage to avoid Dems (BDN Blogs, 12/5/12)
LePage continues attack on Democratic tracker at swearing-in (Bangor Daily News, 12/5/12)
LePage’s ultimatum disappoints Democrats (Portland Press Herald, 12/5/12)
Maine man underwrites lawsuits to challenge affirmative action, voting-rights laws (Bangor daily News, 12/5/12)
Dems choose familiar faces for secretary of state, attorney general (Bangor Daily News, 12/4/12)
Upset over tracker hired to film him in public, LePage calls off first meeting with Democratic leaders(Bangor Daily News, 12/4/12)
Maine gay-marriage law effective Dec. 29 (Portland Press Herald, 12/3/12)
LePage likely to cut $35M from state budget, but still considering options (Bangor Daily News,12/3/12)
OPINION: Mural, mural on the wall, let the voters make the call (Portland Press Herald, 12/2/12)
OPINION: Gov. LePage risks becoming irrelevant (Seacoast Online, 12/2/12)
LePage: Local, US agencies blocking him (Portland Press Herald, 12/1/12)
Republicans voted gay marriage to victory in Maine, elsewhere (Bangor Daily News, 12/1/12)
LePage: Feds sabotaging my jobs program (Kennebec Journal, 12/1/12)

NOVEMBER 2012

ACLU asks Justice Department for investigation into Charlie Webster (Bangor Daily News,11/30/12)
ANALYSIS: Will a new committee help the Maine Legislature improve workforce development?(Bangor Daily News, 11/30/12)
LePage: US Labor letter misleading, improperly shared (Bangor Daily News, 11/30/12)
Cold start: Maine session starts icily, big issues loom (AP, 11/30/12)
Maine voters vs. legislators: Who should pick attorney general, secretary of state? (Agree to Disagree, 11/30/12)
Red ink flowing in Maine budget (Bloomberg, 11/29/12)
Lawyer: Display Maine Labor mural elsewhere (WLBZ, 11/29/12)
State budget problems worsen; Republican leaders call for quick solutions (Bangor Daily News,11/29/12)
The future of the Republican Party: Identity crisis (Pine Tree Politics, 11/29/12)
LePage still considering spending curtailment order (MPBN, 11/29/12)
Lawyer challenges LePage to keep word, display labor mural elsewhere (Portland Press Herald,11/29/12)
AUDIO: Appeals court upholds Maine Gov’s removal of labor mural (MPBN, 11/29/12)
Charlie Webster’s last stand (Undercover Porcupine, 11/29/12)
Maine lawmakers briefed on $35.5M budget shortfall (Portland Press Herald, 11/29/12)
Divided Maine Republicans to pick leader on Saturday (Portland Press Herald, 11/29/12)
Court OK’s Maine governor’s removal of labor-inspired mural (Reuters, 11/29/12)
Man who threatened LePage, others gets 6-year sentence (Morning Sentinel, 11/28/12)
Red ink flowing in Maine budget (AP, 11/28/12)
LePage under fire for citing fossil fuel study (AP, 11/28/12)
OPINION: Energy report content reflects who paid for it (Kennebec Journal, 11/28/12)
Audio: Democratic leaders prepare for possible LePage budget curtailment (MPBN, 11/28/12)
1st Circuit rejects Maine labor mural appeal (AP, 11/28/12)
Federal court rules in LePage’s favor in mural case (Portland Press Herald, 11/28/12)
LePage taps Republican lawmaker to lead new policy office (Bangor Daily News, 11/28/12)
State might curtail spending up to $37M as revenues keep falling short (Bangor Daily News,11/28/12)
State posts a job, sparks a mystery (Portland Press Herald, 11/28/12)
Democratic leaders prepare for possible LePage budget curtailment (MPBN, 11/28/12)
Anti-renewable energy report cited by LePage was funded by fossil fuel interests (Morning Sentinel,11/26/12)
State revenues continue in the red, pose additional budget problems (Bangor Daily News, 11/23/12)
Conservation program might have to backtrack on grants after LePage’s refusal to issue bonds(Bangor Daily News, 11/23/12)
Analysis: Can Maine Democrats, Republicans come together on insurance overhaul? (Bangor Daily News, 11/23/12)
Governor LePage endorses Rich Cebra for Maine Republican Chair (Undercover Porcupine, 11/19/12)
Recounts confirm 2 Democratic victories in Maine House races (Bangor Daily News, 11/19/12)
State hires Michigan firm for mining regulations rewrite (Bangor Daily News, 11/19/12)
LePage defies key parts of Obamacare (Portland Press Herald, 11/17/12)
Senate campaign over, Steve Woods is running for governor (Portland Press Herald, 11/15/12)
VIDEO: Incoming Maine Democratic House speaker talks nomination, policy (Capitol Ticker, 11/14/12)
Maine Republican chairman questions black voters (Portland Press Herald, 11/14/12)
King will caucus with Senate Democrats (Portland Press Herald, 11/14/12)
House 137, nine other Maine races head for recount (Portland Press Herald, 11/13/12)
Nutting angles for Republican House minority leader (Capitol Ticker, 11/13/12)
Democratic State House leaders ready to face LePage (Portland Press Herald, 11/13/12)
Political spending triggers backlash for Mainers (Portland Press Herald, 11/13/12)
LePage says he’s ready to work with ‘honest’ Democrats (Seacoast Online, 11/11/12)
Longtime ‘king of the St. John Valley’ deposed (Portland Press Herald, 11/10/12)
Outside campaign funds flooded state in negativity (Portland Press Herald, 11/10/12)
For same-sex couples, marriage is vindication (Portland Press Herald, 11/10/12)
LePage comments draw criticism (Journal Tribune, 11/10/12)
Will Election Day 2014 become Maine’s next independents’ day? (Bangor Daily News, 11/9/12)
Post-election leadership jockeying begins (MaineBiz, 11/9/12)
AUDIO: Charlie Webster stepping down as chair of Maine GOP (MPBN, 11/9/12)
Embattled Republican chairman on way out (Morning Sentinel, 11/9/12)
Gov. LePage: ‘We can get a lot done’ if Dems are serious (Seacoast Online, 11/9/12)
AUDIO: LePage attacked again for comments critical of Maine’s public schools (Bangor Daily News,11/9/12)
His legislative base voted out, will ’street-fighter’ LePage adjust? (Portland Press Herald, 11/8/12)
Angus King, still undecided, doesn’t rule out joining GOP (Washington Post, 11/8/12)
Top Maine offices in play with new Democratic majorities (Kennebec Journal, 11/7/12)
Maine Democrats take back Legislature (Kennebec Journal, 11/7/12)
Legislative races vulnerable to recounts due to close margins (Bangor Daily News, 11/7/12)
Dems retake Legislature (MaineBiz, 11/7/12)
OPINION: LePage video fails in method and message (Kennebec Journal, 11/7/12)
OPINION: Governor’s education statement fails to answer questions (Portland Press Herald,11/7/12)
Boston appeals court hears arguments for Maine labor history mural (Lewiston Sun Journal,11/6/12)

OCTOBER 2012

Advocates help gay marriage hit home in Maine (LA Times, 10/18/12)
Political Geography: In Maine, independent streak complicates political landscape (FiveThirtyEight, 10/15/12)
Cold calculus of Maine’s 3-way race (Politico, 10/9/12)
Opinion: At long last, dignity (New York Times, 10/8/12)
Commentary: A big test of gay marriage (New York Times, 10/8/12)
Commentary: Discontinuing Maine’s renewable energy standards is a mistake (Bangor Daily News, 10/7/12)
LePage blames Obama, Angus King for Maine’s higher energy costs (Bangor Daily News, 10/7/12)
PBS? Romney could ask LePage about that (Morning Sentinel, 10/6/12)
DSCC drops $600,000 into Maine US Senate race (Agree to Disagree, 10/5/12)
Maine seeks to cut Medicaid eligibility (Stateline, 10/3/12)
DSCC has ‘not endorsed’ in Maine Senate race, Patty Murray says (Washington Post, 10/2/12)
Editorial: Voter-approved marriage (New York Times, 10/2/12)
Ex-Baldacci staff say LePage’s decision to quite governor’s association could isolate Maine (Bangor Daily News, 10/2/12)
LePage group and Democrats agree on Sen. Farnham and others. Bipartisanship lives! (Pollways, 10/1/12)
Citing costs, LePage quits national governors’ group (Kennebec Journal, 10/1/12)
Maine guv snubs governors group (AP, 10/1/12)

SEPTEMBER 2012

Poll: LePage generates mixed opinions (Kennebec Journal, 9/30/12)
Editorial: Cartoon LePage mailed to principals emphasizes divisive message (Bangor Daily News,9/30/12)
Poll: Mainers more supportive of Obamacare than most (Kennebec Journal, 9/30/12)
Poll: King support drops, but he still holds big lead; Obama widens gap (Kennebec Journal, 9/30/12)
Seeing the LePage effect: Republican candidates aren’t campaigning with governor (Portland Press Herald, 9/29/12)
Editorial: Administration accountable for its own errors (Kennebec Journal, 9/28/12)
Maine beneficiaries of food stamp error won’t have to repay Feds (Morning Sentinel, 9/28/12)
Opinion: Governor giving the state a black eye (Seacoast Online, 9/27/12)
Audio: LePage administration vows to appeal decision to charge DHHS $4.8 million (MPBN, 9/27/12)
DHHS to fight feds’ demand for repayment of food stamp benefits (Bangor Daily News, 9/27/12)
UMaine trustees’ flat budget plan not good enough for LePage (Sun Journal, 9/26/12)
LePage taps Lewiston HR exec to help lead state workforce board (Bangor Daily News, 9/25/12)
LePage: UMaine trustees need to do more to attract out-of-state students (Kennebec Journal, 9/25/12)
Audio: LePage not satisfied with UMaine system tuition freeze (MPBN, 9/25/12)
UMaine trustees approve 2-year tuition freeze (AP, 9/24/12)
Forced off TANF, more are turning to cities for help (Sun Journal, 9/22/12)
Polls give edge to backers of gay marriage (Portland Press Herald, 9/21/12)
LePage takes domestic violence message to central Maine (AP, 9/19/12)
Did Maine’s insurance fix work? (Portland Press Herald, 9/16/12)
Editorial: Maine’s lack of diversity has an economic effect (Bangor Daily News, 9/16/12)
Maine Turnpike commuters angry over increase (AP, 9/16/12)
Diocese scales back role in latest effort against gay nuptials (Kennebec Journal, 9/15/12)
Feds declare fisheries disaster for Northeast (Bangor Daily News, 9/15/12)
Why is Maine so white? And why does it matter? (Bangor Daily News, 9/14/12)
Federal court rejects Maine’s Medicaid complaint (Morning Sentinel, 9/14/12)
MaineCare director says if state can’t cut Medicaid, it will request more money for budget (Bangor Daily News, 9/14/12)
Politics roundup: The manufacturing jobs are there, but the workers aren’t (Bangor Daily News,9/14/12)
LePage’s energy czar questions offshore wind plan; most PUC comments supportive (Bangor Daily News, 9/14/12)
New England governors request disaster help for fishermen (MPBN, 9/13/12)
Audio: Federal court rejects Maine Medicaid suit (MPBN, 9/13/12)
Court throws out LePage lawsuit seeking expedited approval for Medicaid cuts (Bangor Daily News,9/13/12)
Progress reported in LePage’s trade mission to China (AP, 9/12/12)
Developer criticizes LePage’s nomination handling (Kennebec Journal, 9/12/12)
Emails shed light on LePage ‘error,’ nominee’s withdrawals (Portland Press Herald, 9/11/12)
Hundreds rally for same-sex marriage in Portland (Kennebec Journal, 9/11/12)
LePage unhappy with Maine-CanaRx drug ruling (AP, 9/11/12)
Political payback after reporting on the money behind Maine education policy (The Tipping Point, 9/11/12)
LePage wants low-cost Canadian drug program back, but it’s no simple matter (Bangor Daily News,9/11/12)
LePage hopes to revive CanaRx’s sales in Maine (Portland Press Herald, 9/11/12)
Summers getting new help from outsider ads (Porltand Press Herald, 9/10/12)
Fiscal reformer Bowles views King as ‘bridge’ (Portland Press Herald, 9/9/12)
Faces on the front lines of the battle for marriage (Portland Press Herald, 9/9/12)
LePage visits pharmacy to launch needles disposal campaign (Kennebec Journal, 9/8/12)
Special Report: The profit motive behind virtual schools in Maine (Portland Press Herald, 9/7/12)
Virtual schools in Maine: LePage adviser tries a diversion (Open Season, 9/7/12)
Beardsley, other LePage nominees confirmed (AP, 9/7/12)
After bitter exchanges, Maine Republicans confirm Beardsley (Portland Press Herald, 9/7/12)
PAC once again targets King through Dill (Open Season, 9/7/12)
After bitter exchanges, Maine Republicans confirm Beardsley (Portland Press Herald, 9/7/12)
Maine senate confirms new labor commissioner, MTI chief (Bangor Daily News, 9/6/12)
Catholic Dioceses plans meetings on same-sex marriage (Portland Press Herald, 9/5/12)
Pro-same-sex marriage social media campaign launches (Open Season, 9/5/12)
LePage blasts lawmaker for challenging nominee’s veteran status (Morning Sentinel, 9/5/12)
LePage’s legal counsel gets committee’s OK to become judge (Bangor Daily News, 9/5/12)
Disagreement heats up between lawmakers over definition of ‘veteran’ (Bangor Daily News, 9/5/12)
Despite controversy, Beardsley endorsed for Maine education board (Portland Press Herald, 9/5/12)
Virtual schools and real profits: Industry shapes state policies (Get Schooled, 9/5/12)
Lawmakers set to review more of LePage’’s nominations (Portland Press Herald, 9/5/12)
Video: Gov. Paul LePage heads to China on trade mission(WGME, 9/4/12)
LePage leading trade mission to China next week (Portland Press Herald, 9/4/12)
Commentary: LePage and the meaning of the word corrupt (Kennebec Journal, 9/4/12)
Advocates: Maine’s health insurance deregulation not working (Portland Press Herald, 9/4/12)
LePage blasts lawmaker for challenging nominee’s veterans status (Portland Press Herald, 9/4/12)
Maine GOP rebukes former national committeewoman (AP, 9/3/12)
Special Report: The profit motive behind virtual schools in Maine (Portland Press Herald, 9/2/12)
Summers’ new front against King may be in the wind (Portland Press Herald, 9/1/12)

AUGUST 2012

Video: Ron Paul supporters and delegates march for Maine delegation (Washington Post, 8/31/12)
Maine GOP’s disunity cuts into the partying (Portland Press Herald, 8/31/12)
Maine’s contentious Paul backers distract some, puzzle others (Portland Press Herald, 8/29/12)
What the convention clash means for Maine politics (The Tipping Point, 8/28/12)
Republicans say treatment of Maine’s delegates could hurt party (Portland Press Herald, 8/28/12)
Maine’s Ron Paul delegates threaten to boycott convention (Portland Press Herald, 8/27/12)
Maine officials ready their alternative to No Child Left Behind (Portland Press Herald, 8/22/12)
School chief defends his lambasting of Gov. LePage (Portland Press Herald, 8/22/12)
Maine’s Ron Paul delegates stand their ground (Portland Press Herald, 8/22/12)
LePage response raises more eyebrows (Open Season, 8/20/12)
LePage reportedly shelves secret plan for special session (The Tipping Point, 8/17/12)
Sources: LePage hopes to pay down hospital debt with liquor money in special session (WABI, 8/17/12)
Dem leader says LePage calls off special session; governor says not so fast (Portland Press Herald,8/17/12)
LePage completes series of job-creation workshops (Portland Press Herald, 8/16/12)
Civic League calls for civility in marriage debate (Open Season, 8/16/12)
Audio: LePage’s secret plan; Surprising lawmakers, governor says he plans to call back Legislature before Election Day, but doesn’t say why (Portland Press Herald, 8/16/12)
East-West highway bids sought well before law signed (Portland Press Herald, 8/16/12)
Former Poliquin aide hired by same-sex marriage foes (Open Season, 8/15/12)
Husband, wife team up to fight gay marriage in Maine (Portland Press Herald, 8/15/12)
Dems push back on LePage’s proposed Medicaid cuts (Portland Press Herald, 8/15/12)
Maine Republican delegates doubt integrity of challenge process (Portland Press Herald, 8/15/12)
Political implications of East-West highway hiccup? (Portland Press Herald, 8/14/12)
LePage slows down east-west highway study (Portland Press Herald, 8/14/12)
Summers needs Snow, so should he walk over hot coals for her? (Agree to Disagree, 8/10/12)
Union to LePage: Sign beach lease deal (Portland Press Herald, 8/9/12)
Would the Webster compromise on GOP delegates have even worked? (Capitol Incite, 8/9/12)
Feds seek competitors to Statoil for Maine offshore wind project (Bangor Daily News, 8/9/12)
The search for energy takes a turn underwater as Maine taps the tides (New York Times, 8/9/12)
A Republican state legislator from Portland? Hades is approaching freezing point (Bangor Daily News, 8/9/12)
Commentary: Medical marijuana program faces uncertainty from new rules (Morning Sentinel,8/9/12)
Cynthia Dill rallies gay marriage supporters (AP, 8/8/12)
Labor commissioner steps down; LePage nominates deputy as replacement (Bangor Daily News,8/8/12)
Schools association targets LePage in new fact-check Web page (Bangor Daily News, 8/8/12)
Maine Ron Paul supporters turn down GOP convention compromise (Bangor Daily News, 8/8/12)
Commentary: It’s not easy to save Guv from himself (Portland Press Herald, 8/8/12)
Commentary: LePage plays favorites with funds, giving to friends, punishing foes (Morning Sentinel, 8/7/12)
Same-sex marriage backers get windfall (Portland Press Herald, 8/6/12)
Labor board rejects complaint that LePage illegally contracted out state work, asks union for more details (Bangor Daily News, 8/6/12)
LePage’s evidence that Maine students ‘looked down upon’? His life experience (Bangor Daily News,8/6/12)/
Commentary: Put ‘fear of God’ in child-safety law (Morning Sentinel, 8/5/12)
Commentary: Governor decries ‘vending machine theory of education’ (Morning Sentinel, 8/5/12)
Opinion: An act of political disloyalty (Portland Press Herald, 8/5/12)
Plan to speed travel with toll road in Maine hits a nerve (New York Times, 8/4/12)
Governor promises to issue Norway Opera House funds by 2015 (Bangor Daily News, 8/4/12)
College of William & Mary refutes Gov. LePage’s claim of test for Maine applicants (Morning Sentinel,8/4/12)
LePage shows support for former Husson president Bill Beardsley in face of criticism (Kennebec Journal, 8/4/12)
Developer denies he got special treatment from LePage administration (Bangor Daily News, 8/3/12)
Federal officials ponder Maine’s Medicaid request (CBS MoneyWatch, 8/3/12)
LePage: Wind power a ’boutique energy source’ (Bangor Daily News, 8/3/12)
Audio: LePage administration accused of playing favorites with selective release of grants (MPBN, 8/3/12)
Video: William & Mary: LePage’s remark about college’s strict admissions for Mainers false(Kennebec Journal, 8/3/12)
Top finance gurus make annual pilgrimage to Grand Lake Stream, joined by LePage (Bangor Daily News, 8/3/12)
State legislative campaign attack ads airing already (MPBN, 8/2/12)
Commentary: Instead of slamming educators, LePage could have praised efforts (Morning Sentinel,8/2/12)
Democrats launch ads in 5 state senate races calling GOP incumbents rubber stamps for LePage(Bangor Daily News, 8/2/12)
Maine town leaders seek to meet LePage about bond freeze (Morning Sentinel, 8/2/12)
Developer gets loan for Livermore Falls redevelopment project (Sun Journal, 8/1/12)
Commentary: Our governor should be a proud promoter of all things Maine (Morning Sentinel,8/1/12)
Towns that show return on investment may get bond money, LePage says (Bangor Daily News,8/1/12)
Audio: LePage: ‘Maine must improve educational reform’ (St. John Valley Times, 8/1/12)

JULY 2012

Maine businesses respond to state business survey (AP, 7/31/12)
Commentary: LePage’s insults, threats, false allegations (Bangor Daily News, 7/30/12)
Commentary: LePage is helping businesses by not issuing bonds (Bangor Daily News, 7/30/12)
Seen in Maine: ‘We did not vote for Paul LePage’ (The Maddow Blog, 7/30/12)
Editorial: Either we need new state marketer, or LePage needs lessons (Kennebec Journal, 7/29/12)
Maine doesn’t have the money to investigate all possible mistakes and fraud in its social services, officials say (Bangor Daily News, 7/29/12)
Cynthia Dill: Maine’s massive Internet project crucial to job creation (Bangor Daily News, 7/29/12)
US Chamber’s anti-Angus King ad illogical and disjointed (Bangor Daily News, 7/29/12)
Commentary: LePage sends wrong message as chief marketer (Portland Press Herald, 7/29/12)
Election 2012: Democrats hope to regain footing (Portland Press Herald, 7/29/12)
Challenge to election of Ron Paul delegates to GOP convention filed (Bangor Daily News, 7/28/12)
Commentary: Governor has a lot to learn about assessing Maine educational system (Portland Press Herald, 7/28/12)
Opinion: LePage, MEA both miss point on ed reform study (Portland Press Herald, 7/27/12)
State PAC with Ron Paul ties pulls in more than $30,000 (Capitol Incite, 7/27/12)
Editorial: Teachers union, LePage both fail (Morning Sentinel, 7/27/12)
Audio: LePage’s plan to force schools to reimburse colleges for remedial education rejected in other states (Bangor Daily News, 7/27/12)
‘It made me really mad,’ says local Fulbright scholar about LePage blasting Maine education(Morning Sentinel, 7/27/12)
Maine students to LePage: Our educations prepared us (Portland Press Herald, 7/27/12)
‘Doonesbury’ mocks Maine GOP chairman (Portland Press Herald, 7/27/12)
Same-sex marriage question – version 2.0 (Portland Press Herald, 7/27/12)
Gov. Paul LePage lays out education proposal, says high schools should pay for graduates’ remedial courses (Huffington Post, 7/27/12)
What drives Gov. LePage? (Open Season, 7/27/12)
Maine’s Internet superhighway is ready early (Portland Press Herald, 7/27/12)
Video: US Chamber ads to target King (Portland Press Herald, 7/26/12)
Maine asked to refund federal government $9.2M for overbilling Medicaid (Bangor Daily News,7/26/12)
DHHS overpays Mainers on food  assistance, seeks to get money back (Bangor Daily News, 7/26/12)
Opinion: Time for LePage to get it right (Seacoast Online, 7/26/12)
Congressional Research Service says states can’t shrink Medicaid as LePage administration plans(the Forecaster, 7/25/12)
LePage’s education plan won’t pass, but his rhetoric hurts Maine (Pollways, 7/25/12)
LePage: High schools should pay for graduates’ remedial college classes (Portland Press Herald,7/25/12)
Maine eighth-graders ignore push toward engineering and technology (Bangor Daily News,7/25/12)
Maine governor outlines education plan (WCSH, 7/25/12)
Video: LePage announces plan to reshape Maine’s educational system (WABI-TV, 7/25/12)
Audio: Maine Gov and Education Commissioner unveil education plan (MPBN, 7/25/12)
Video: Governor unveils “ABC” plan to boost student achievement (WLBZ, 6/25/12)
Commentary: Maine media avoiding the issues (Portland Phoenix, 7/25/12)
Republicans for marriage equality? Maine and beyond (Pollways, 7/24/12)
Poliquin wants 2 more years as treasurer (Capitol Incite, 7/23/12)
LePage apologizes for Gestapo remark (Kennebec Journal, 7/14/12)
LePage plans to apologize today (Morning Sentinel, 7/14/12)
Commentary: Yes, there is a man with authority to mute LePage (Portland Press Herald, 7/13/12)
LePage lowers rhetorical heat close to Palinesque level (Pollways, 7/13/12)
Gay-marriage foes charge misinformation in campaign (Kennebec Journal, 7/13/12)
Commentary: LePage’s comments inspire advice to Summers (Kennebec Journal, 7/13/12)
LePage: IRS not far from Gestapo (Kennebec Journal, 7/13/12)
A new, and feisty, political culture in Maine (Pine Tree Politics, 7/12/12)
IRS union to LePage: Apologize for insult (Kennebec Journal, 7/12/12)
Poll: Maine still in Obama’s camp (Kennebec Journal, 7/11/12)
Press Herald poll: 57% would back same-sex marriage (Portland Press Herald, 7/11/12)
Maine parties try to find 48 legislative candidates (AP, 7/11/12)
Commentary: Mortified by a geyser of trash talk from Maine’s governor (Portland Press Herald,7/11/12)
LePage: Didn’t intend to insult anyone with ‘Gestapo’ comment (Portland Press Herald, 7/10/12)
Dems blast Maine governor for ‘Gestapo’ comment (AP, 7/8/12)
Opinion: Another brick in the wall (Portland Press Herald, 7/8/12)
Commentary: Time for governor to make the most of his ability to unify Republicans (Portland Press Herald, 7/8/12)
LePage order halts Skowhegan revitalization project (Morning Sentinel, 7/8/12)
LePage’s ‘Gestapo’ and Obamacare (Bangor Daily News, 7/8/12)
LePage attacks health care law, IRS (Morning Sentinel, 7/8/12)
LePage, Howie Carr rally GOP base at Fort Knox (Lewiston Sun Journal, 7/8/12)
Maine Gov: IRS is ‘New Gestapo’ (American Thinker, 7/8/12)
Audio: LePage calls Obamacare an expensive stripping away of freedom, says IRS is ‘new Gestapo’(Bangor Daily News, 7/7/12)
LePage calls IRS the ‘new Gestapo’ (Portland Press Herald, 7/7/12)
LePage: Beast or burden? (Bangor Daily News, 7/6/12)
Tea party, Ron Paul activists aren’t enthusiastic about Charlie Summers (Bangor Daily News,7/6/12)
LePage to wait before implementing ACA provisions (MaineBiz, 7/5/12)
With ObamaCare upheld, is Maine still in wait-and-see mode? (Bangor Daily News, 7/4/12)
Four companies penalized for health-insurance scam, Maine says (Portland Press Herald, 7/3/12)
Some recent initiatives drew intense lobbying (Morning Sentinel, 7/1/12)
Investment in lobbying no surefire in Maine (Morning Sentinel, 7/1/12)

JUNE 2012

Reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision on the ACA (MaineBiz, 6/29/12)
Mainers’ reaction: joy, relief, frustration, disgust (Morning Sentinel, 6/29/12)
LePage: ACA ruling ‘disastrous’ (MPBN, 6/28/12)
Mainers react to ruling upholding health care law (Morning Sentinel, 6/28/12)
Man who threatened LePage, senator, congressman pleads guilty (Bangor Daily News, 6/27/12)
Opinion: Gov. LePage’s fear of debt may hurt Maine’s economy (Seacoast Online, 6/24/12)
Gay marriage again on ballot in Maine (New York Times, 6/24/12)
Commentary: Alfond’s road map for growth takes Maine in wrong direction (Portland Press Herald,6/23/12)
Gov. LePage visits Penobscot Job Corps Academy (WABI, 6/22/12)
LePage supports proposed turnpike toll increase, but blames poor past management (Bangor Daily News, 6/22/12)
Opinion: LePage is making a responsible decision delaying sale of bonds (Portland Press Herald,6/22/12)
Domestic violence ‘a very serious problem,’ LePage tells students at Penobscot Job Corps (Bangor Daily News, 6/22/12)
Video: 2012 election: Some want marriage question reworked (Portland Press Herald, 6/21/12)
VT GOP hopeful gets heat from Dems over LePage invite to fundraiser (Bennington Banner, 6/20/12)
LePage’s signs of the times (Bangor Daily News, 6/20/12)
Millinocket to sue LePage ‘with great reluctance’ over  withheld funds (Bangor Daily News, 6/20/12)
Maine foes of tar sands oil sticking together (Portland Press Herald, 6/20/12)
Deep cuts to MaineCare may depend on Supreme Court’s health reform decision (Bangor Daily News,6/20/12)
Troubled DHHS unable to pay providers in June (Kennebec Journal, 6/19/12)
Audio: Maine to end fiscal year about $12M in red (MPBN, 6/18/12)
Audio: Mainers could decide the Senate’s balance of power (WBUR, 6/18/12)
WBUR Poll: Angus King heavy favorite to replace Sen. Snowe (WBUR, 6/18/12)
Dill to speak her mind in Maine US Senate race (Portland Press Herald, 6/17/12)
Opinion: Governor should not tie bonds to other cuts (Portland Press Herald, 6/17/12)
Opinion: Governor’s anti-bond message won’t set back road repairs (Portland Press Herald,6/17/12)
Study to focus on state’s public school funding (Bangor Daily News, 6/16/12)
Olympia Snowe connections run deep for GOP candidates Charlie Summers, Kevin Raye (Bangor Daily News, 6/16/12)
Public service isn’t always pretty, LePage says (Bangor Daily News, 6/16/12)
Both sides criticize same-sex marriage wording (Portland Press Herald, 6/16/12)
Charter school panel defies LePage (Portland Press Herald, 6/16/12)
Commentary: 2010 election haunts US Senate race (Portland Press Herald, 6/16/12)
Charter school commission tells LePage it won’t be rushed (Bangor Daily News, 6/15/12)
Audio: LePage’s delay on Maine bond spending could stall projects (MPBN, 6/14/12)
Election 2012: Money wasn’t key factor in primary wins (Portland Press Herald, 6/14/12)
LePage pressures Charter School Commission to accelerate approval process (Bangor Daily News,6/14/12)
LePage transfers funds so lawyers representing poor defendants can get paid after all (Bangor Daily News, 6/14/12)
Governor holds off on issuing of bonds (Portland Press Herald, 6/13/12)
Editorial: LePage on bonds: Not never, just not now (Bangor Daily News, 6/13/12)
Maine gov refusing to issue voter-approved bonds (MPBN, 6/13/12)
Governor holds off on issuing of bonds (Kennebec Journal, 6/13/12)
LePage to agencies: Don’t budget for bond money (MaineBiz, 6/13/12)
On health reform, state’s wait risky (Portland Press Herald, 6/13/12)
Maine only New England state to lose ground in GDP (Bangor Daily News, 6/12/12)
LePage refused to sell bonds, even those already approved by voters, until 2014 (Bangor Daily News,6/12/12)
Maine voters set to narrow field for Senate, other offices (Portland Press Herald, 6/12/12)
Audio: Pingree and LePage in rare agreement on internet sales tax issue (MPBN, 6/12/12)
Controversial Statehouse checkpoint under budget (Portland Press Herald, 6/11/12)
Angus King makes a last stand for moderation in Maine Senate race (Washington Post, 6/11/12)
Election 2012: Finalize your choices — primaries a day away (Portland Press Herald, 6/11/12)
Editorial: LePage health reform praised for what? (Bangor Daily News, 6/10/12)
Opinion: Poliquin candidacy should give Republicans pause (Portland Press Herald, 6/8/12)
Big donors were key to PACs of Maine legislators (Portland Press Herald, 6/8/12)
Election 2012: Raye bills himself as strong fiscal conservative (Portland Press Herald, 6/8/12)
WI recall vote  to put Maine state unions in crosshairs? (Portland Press Herald, 6/7/12)
2012 Election: 2nd District hopeful says ‘There’s a little tea party in everybody’ (Portland Press Herald,6/7/12)
Opinion: Old regime not behind higher turnpike tolls (Portland Press Herald, 6/6/12)
LePage says ‘Yeah mon!’ in response to Walker win (Portland Press Herald, 6/6/12)
Opinion: LePage, Pingree right on Internet sales tax (Portland Press Herald, 6/5/12)

MAY 2012

Occupy Maine: Less visibility, same goal (Portland Press Herald, 5/31/12)
Angus King donation to Obama campaign sparks exchange with Republicans in Maine Senate race(AP, 5/24/12)
Paul LePage tells unemployed Americans to ‘get off the couch’ and get a job (Huffington Post, 5/7/12)
State House notebook: Newcomers to GOP convention call it hectic (Portland Press Herald, 5/7/12)
Senate candidates bumped amid ‘fiasco’ (Portland Press Herald, 5/6/12)
Independent Senate run in Maine puts parties in a pinch (New York Times, 5/6/12)
Ron Paul wins 21 of Maine’s 24 Republican delegate spots (LA Times, 5/6/12)
Mitt Romney will challenge Maine GOP results (Portland Press Herald, 5/6/12)
LePage: ‘Get off the couch and get yourself a job’ (Portland Press Herald, 5/6/12)
Maine GOP convention: Paul shakes up the party (Portland Press Herald, 5/6/12)
Legislators’ relationship subject of police probe (Portland Press Herald, 5/5/12)
LePage ‘corrupt’ remark draws GOP fire (Portland Press Herald, 5/1/12)
Lawmakers weigh what to do with new money (Portland Press Herald, 5/1/12)

APRIL 2012

Governor points to ‘corrupt’ workers (Portland Press Herald, 4/27/12)
Spending battle puts state bonding at risk (Portland Press Herald, 4/26/12)
LePage: No bond package till spending reined in (Portland Press Herald, 4/25/12)
Governor signs three ‘business-friendly reforms’ (AP, 4/19/12)
Governor’s two vetoes won’t face review now (AP, 4/18/12)
LePage calls for ‘courage’ in making cuts (Kennebec Journal, 4/15/12)
LePage uses line-item veto on general assistance budget item, Legislature may be forced to reconvene(Bangor Daily News, 4/14/12)
Maine Legislature divided on LePage energy proposal (Lewiston Sun Journal, 4/14/12)
Lawmakers give strong initial OK to budget (Portland Press Herald, 4/13/12)
State budget wins final passage, goes to LePage’s desk (Bangor Daily News, 4/13/12)
Transparency bill awaits governor’s signature (MaineBiz, 4/13/12)
LePage to sign bill closing ethics law loophole (Kennebec Journal, 4/13/12)
Lawmakers give strong initial OK to budget (Kennebec Journal, 4/13/12)
Video: Legislature wraps up business (WCSH, 4/13/12)
House endorses Maine budget supplement (MPBN, 4/13/12)
LePage: GA budget ‘ignores reform’ (MaineBiz, 4/13/12)
Democrats & Republicans respond to LePage’s budget criticism (WABI, 4/13/12)
Audio: Legislature inches toward final approval of a supplemental budget (MPBN, 4/13/12)
Senate OKs Maine governor’s energy bill (AP, 4/13/12)
Maine budget supplement awaits final votes (AP, 4/13/12)
LePage signs bill to assist domestic violence victims (Bangor Daily News, 4/12/12)
LePage says he’s unhappy with Maine budget plan (AP, 4/12/12)
Commentary: Baldacci, not LePage, rushed important law (Bangor Daily News, 4/12/12)
Lawmakers OK bill allowing slot machines at veterans organizations and fraternal clubs (Bangor Daily News, 4/12/12)
Paul LePage, myth man from the ‘heart’ of New England (Dirigo Blue, 4/11/12)
Budget deal unlikely to please LePage (Kennebec Journal, 4/11/12)
King vows to run positive Senate campaign (Portland Press Herald, 4/10/12)
Video: Appropriations Committee agrees on budget changes (WCSH, 4/10/12)
Maine House backs end to care providers’ union rights (Portland Press Herald, 4/10/12)
Statehouse notebook: A bill ‘Richard Nixon could have loved’ (Portland Press Herald, 4/9/12)
Part of Maine energy package remains undecided (AP, 4/9/12)
Opinion: Editorial wrong on foreclosure bill’s consumer protection (Portland Press Herald, 4/9/12)
Editorial: Baffled by LePage veto of homeowner protection (Seacoast Online, 4/8/12)
Governor’s foreclosure veto upheld (Portland Press Herald, 4/3/12)
For first time, House votes to override LePage veto (Portland Press Herald, 4/3/12)
LePage office is not the bully pulpit (Portland Press Herald, 4/2/12)
Maine law differs from ’stand your ground’ (Portland Press Herald, 4/2/12)
Commentary: No wonder anti-gay group went confidential (Portland Press Herald, 4/1/12)

MARCH 2012

Audio: LePage – GOP meeting about ‘zipping my mouth’ (MPBN, 3/31/12)
If health law is nullified, Maine will feel impact (Portland Press Herald, 3/30/12)
Election rules for constitutional officers rejected (Portland Press Herald, 3/29/12)
Maine GOP showcasing candidates at nine forums (Portland Press Herald, 3/28/12)
Maine Senate candidates weigh in on health reform law (Portland Press Herald, 3/28/12)
Democrats claim lies, cover-up on MaineCare figures (Portland Press Herald, 3/28/12)
Pressure builds on Angus King to pick a caucus (The Hill, 3/26/12)
LePage plan would let cities cut off aid to the poor (Portland Press Herald, 3/23/12)
Panel questions loan guarantee for wind project in which Angus King had stake (Bangor Daily News,3/22/12)
Snowe’s pending departure opens door for Maine lawmakers (Governing, 3/21/12)
Opinion: Major parties look weak in US Senate race (Portland Press Herald, 3/18/12)
Senate ‘I’s: King will have to choose (Portland Press Herald, 3/18/12)
Assistance change would leave many homeless, say cities (Morning Sentinel, 3/17/12)
Gov. LePage has second relative on state payroll (Portland Press Herald, 3/17/12)
One month remains in Maine legislative session (Bangor Daily News, 3/17/12)
LePage school choice proposals divisive (Kennebec Journal, 3/16/12)
Senate likely to pass Dolby landfill bill, despite LePage’s concerns, co-sponsor says (Bangor Daily News, 3/16/12)
Cities object to LePage cuts as cost shifting (Portland Press Herald, 3/16/12)
LePage calls funding MPBN a form of corporate ‘welfare’ (Portland Press Herald, 3/16/12)
Controversial school choice bills being considered (The Free Press, 3/16/12)
Commentary: Bill ensures that the Efficiency Maine Trust is accountable to Mainers (Portland Press Herald, 3/16/12)
Testimony divided on LePage education bills (Lewiston Sun Journal, 3/16/12)
Bill proposes Maine change from caucuses to primaries (Portland Press Herald, 3/15/12)
DHHS restructuring plan unveiled (MaineBiz, 3/15/12)
Lawmakers scrap matching Clean Election funds (MaineBiz, 3/15/12)
School choice, public money for private religious schools draw public to hearings (Bangor Daily News,3/15/12)
Supporters, critics debate LePage’s energy proposal (MaineBiz, 3/15/12)
LePage budget plugs added $10.5 million gap (Portland Press Herald, 3/15/12)
LePage tells students to keep their options open (Morning Sentinel, 3/15/12)
Plan to streamline social services unveiled (Portland Press Herald, 3/15/12)
College not for everyone, LePage tells youths (Kennebec Journal, 3/15/12)
Teachers raise evaluation concerns about LePage bill (Portland Press Herald, 3/15/12)
Opinion: Governor’s energy plan needs work (Lewiston Sun Journal, 3/15/12)
Plan seeks more Maine social services integration (Lewiston Sun Journal, 3/15/12)
LePage’s energy proposals elicit support, doubt (Portland Press Herald, 3/15/12)
Audio: Maine school choice proposal generates passionate debate (MPBN, 3/15/12)
New LePage budget goes beyond typical fix (Lewiston Sun Journal, 3/15/12)
Gay marriage moves closer to Maine vote (Portland Press Herald, 3/14/12)
Gov’s budget rewrite includes some Maine tax cuts (CBS Moneywatch, 3/14/12)
LePage’s budget plan includes cuts to Maine welfare, taxes (Portland Press Herald, 3/14/12)
LePage submits bill to consolidate DHHS (Morning Sentinel, 3/14/12)
Governor’s budget proposal has wide-ranging impact on education, health services (Bangor Daily News, 3/14/12)
Plan urges tax cuts, new spending (Morning Sentinel, 3/14/12)
Opinion: Efficiency Maine works too well to undermine (Kennebec Journal, 3/14/12)
Audio: Lawmakers express surprise at proposal to eliminate MPBN funding (MPBN, 3/14/12)
Lawmakers hear LePage’s $37M budget proposal (MaineBiz, 3/14/12)
LePage reiterates message to Millinocket: Go ahead and sue state (Bangor Daily News, 3/13/12)
Commentary: Better health, better budgets (Bangor Daily News, 3/13/12)
Commentary: Education reform bill’s essence is to make it easier to fire teachers (Morning Sentinel,3/13/12)
Editorial: School choice bills risk widening quality gap (Bangor Daily News, 3/13/12)
Maine gov leading trade delegation to China (CBS Moneywatch, 3/13/12)
House advances state employee guns-in-care bill (Portland Press Herald, 3/13/12)
LePage unveils four energy bills (MaineBiz, 3/12/12)
MaineCare debate will not go away (Portland Press Herald, 3/12/12)
Education committee to hold public hearings on LePage’s controversial reform bills (Bangor Daily News, 3/11/12)
Commentary: LePage enemy is… the DHHS database! (Portland Press Herald, 3/9/12)
Gay marriage battles ramp up in five states (Portland Press Herald, 3/9/12)
Campaign finance law still has hole after Senate votes (Portland Press Herald, 3/9/12)
Baldacci’s job requires silence on Senate run (Portland Press Herald, 3/9/12)
AG asked to rule whether LePage can withhold money from Millinocket (Bangor Daily News,3/9/12)
Maine state workers union complaint heads to trial (Portland Press Herald, 3/9/12)
Maine lawmakers can’t agree on Maine Clean Election bill (Portland Press Herald, 3/8/12)
LePage says Millinocket leaders broke word on landfill deal, withholds $216K (Bangor Daily News,3/7/12)
Angus King says he won’t be spoiler in Maine Senate race (Portland Press Herald, 3/7/12)
Limbaugh show loses two more Maine advertisers (Portland Press Herald, 3/7/12)
Tea Partiers give Snowe mixed reviews (Portland Press Herald, 3/7/12)
Former Maine Gov. Angus King to announce Senate run (Political Intelligence, 3/5/12)
Man in the middle a source of Maine Senate intrigue (National Journal, 3/1/12)
Snowe triggers a shakeup in Maine politics (Boston Globe, 3/1/12)
ME House may send Poliquin queries to court (Portland Press Herald, 3/1/12)
Maine judge weighs arguments in controversial labor-mural case (Portland Press Herald, 3/1/12)
The ever-greater divide: Moderates like Snowe a fading species (Portland Press Herald, 3/1/12)
Under pressure, Michaud skips race for Senate (Portland Press Herald, 3/1/12)
Snowe: Birthday led to reflection, ‘very tough decision’ (Portland Press Herald, 3/1/12)

FEBRUARY 2012

Maine same-sex marriage law heads for ballot (Portland Press Herald, 2/24/12)
State lawmakers begin considering more than two dozen bond proposals (Portland Press Herald,2/24/12)
Emergency budget for DHHS approved (Portland Press Herald, 2/24/12)
Paul gains on Romney in caucuses Down East (Portland Press Herald, 2/19/12)
Opinion: State should be wary of private highway study (Portland Press Herald, 2/19/12)
Recount keeps Romney on top, but new results likely to prolong controversy (Portland Press Herald,2/19/12)
Portland sees cost in LePage’s school proposal (Portland Press Herald, 2/18/12)
LePage says democrats ‘resorted to obstruction’ (Portland Press Herald, 2/18/12)
Opinion: Governor should accept federal help to cut costs (Portland Press Herald, 2/17/12)
Republicans still unhappy with Maine budget (Portland Press Herald, 2/15/12)
Some in GOP want recount in Maine caucuses (Portland Press Herald, 2/15/12)
Commentary: Editorial wrong about LePage’s bills and the teachers union (Portland Press Herald,2/14/12)
Opinion: Lawmakers should probe treasurer’s activities (Portland Press Herald, 2/14/12)
All eyes on ME House budget vote this week (Portland Press Herald, 2/13/12)
Paul backers, campaign cry foul over GOP caucus tally (Kennebec Journal, 2/12/12)
Corrupt former turnpike chief facing jail time (Portland Press Herald, 2/10/12)
LePage proposes sweeping education changes (Portland Press Herald, 2/9/12)
Maine parties at odds over funding Health and Human Services (Portland Press Herald, 2/9/12)
Poliquin denies business claims as others arise (Portland Press Herald, 2/9/12)
Deal to reduce Maine’s shortfall brings praise, attacks (Portland Press Herald, 2/9/12)
LePage’s communications chief will resign (Portland Press Herald, 2/9/12)
Commentary: ‘Abdication’ by Maine lawmakers or seeking alternative? (Portland Press Herald,2/9/12)
LePage: Parts of bipartisan budget deal ‘unacceptable’ (Portland Press Herald, 2/8/12)
Maine budget committee votes to cap Medicaid to childless adults (Portland Press Herald, 2/8/12)
State treasurer responds to ethics panel (Portland Press Herald, 2/4/12)
State House: Panel’s guidelines would ban bias-based profiling (Portland Press Herald, 2/3/12)
Commentary: Money didn’t fall far from the trees (Portland Press Herald, 2/3/12)
Legislators hope to tighten tree-growth tax break, citing Poliquin case (Portland Press Herald,2/3/12)
Maine lawmaker facing charges steps down (Portland Press Herald, 2/1/12)
Maine straw poll holds value for Romney, Paul, but major impact unlikely (Portland Press Herald,2/1/12)
Pingree: MaineCare proposal is ‘illegal’ (Portland Press Herald, 2/1/12)

JANUARY 2012

Clean energy won’t be on November ballot in Maine (Portland Press Herald, 1/31/12)
LePage: Renewable energy plan a ‘job-killer’ (Portland Press Herald, 1/27/12)
LePage’s own story helps raise awareness of abuse (Portland Press Herald, 1/27/12)
State cuts would hit Portland extra hard (Portland Press Herald, 1/27/12)
Probe to look into funding in casino vote (Portland Press Herald, 1/26/12)
State of the State: LePage talks tough on jobs, spending and abuse (Portland Press Herald, 1/25/12)
Democrats to LePage: Be positive in address (Portland Press Herald, 1/24/12)
Health panel splits on backing budget cuts (Portland Press Herald, 1/20/12)
LePage: Cut DHHS budget or I’ll have to close schools (Portland Press Herald, 1/20/12)
Republican lawmakers defer to AG on Poliquin (Portland Press Herald, 1/19/12)

The Making of Paul LePage, Part 2 (Portland Phoenix, 1/18/12)

The Making of Paul LePage, Part 1 (Portland Phoenix, 1/18/12)
State House notebook: North Woods battle to be continued (Portland Press Herald, 1/16/12)
Local Portland officials debate resolution against Citizens United (Portland Press Herald, 1/13/12)
LePage sparks State House dust-up (Portland Press Herald, 1/12/12)
Senators uphold Maine governor’s vetoes (Portland Press Herald, 1/11/12)
Audio: LePage accusations bring Maine budget talks to temporary halt (MPBN, 1/11/12)
Maine lawmakers kill private-prison bill (Portland Press Herald, 1/10/12)
GOP leader unlikely to seek Pingree’s seat in US House (Portland Press Herald, 1/10/12)
LePage supports natural gas project (Portland Press Herald, 1/10/12)
Lawmaker fights back against LePage veto (Portland Press Herald, 1/9/12)
LePage won some, lost some in first year (Morning Sentinel, 1/8/12)
Star of inaugural speech defends governor, welfare (Morning Sentinel, 1/8/12)
LePage: Housing authority can help solve budget (Portland Press Herald, 1/6/12)
Voter ID discussion back before Legislature (Capitol Incite, 1/6/12)
Lingering questions cloud DHHS budget cut picture (Bangor Daily News, 1/6/12)
Immigrants may be hit hardest by MaineCare cuts, tighter food stamp rules (Bangor Daily News,1/6/12)
Audio: An interview with Governor Paul LePage (MPBN, 1/5/12)
Democrats issue symbolic rejection of LePage’s DHHS budget plan (Lewiston Sun Journal, 1/5/12)
Video: Strimling & Harriman – Too early for LePage re-election campaign? (WLBZ, 1/5/12)
LePage vetoes three Democratic bills (Bangor Daily News, 1/5/12)
Maine may expand DNA testing despite opposition to costs (Bangor Daily News, 1/5/12)
Loophole allowed state to pay $235M to organizations run by lawmakers and their spouses (Bangor Daily News, 1/4/12)
Republican lawmakers reject cuts to Maine group homes (Portland Press Herald, 1/4/12)
Republicans won’t support LePage’s cut to elder care facilities (Lewiston Sun Journal, 1/3/12)
LePage proposal puts senior facilities at risk (Morning Sentinel, 1/3/12)
In Waterville, proposal hit hard (Morning Sentinel, 1/3/12)
For thousands of Maine residents, LePage proposal a ‘disturbing’ plan (Portland Press Herald, 1/3/12)

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