The LePage legal lookback from LePage’s former lawyer

Michael Cianchette

The legal arguments in Augusta are flying fast and furious. Mark Eves purportedly has a (1) lawsuit in the offing, the constitutional contest between the Legislature and executive is playing out over (2) investigations and (3) bonding, while the governor and attorney general have each made their arguments on (4) the proper treatment of 51 bills. I […]

Are Mainers feeling the Bern?

Cynthia: Maine sure loves independent guys in their 70s, Mike! Bernie Sanders drew thousands in Portland this week. Are you ready for a political revolution? Mike: Bernie, like Ron Paul, is the example that breaks the false “left-right” construct. Sanders joined mostly Republicans in opposing the bank bailouts, while Hillary supported the payout. Bernie is […]

The Trouble with Shorthand and Shutdowns

The debate over the budget — sometimes between Republicans and Democrats, other times between the Executive and Legislative branches — is heated, to say the least.  I predicted last week on how I expect it would end, but the BDN political reporters found an interesting development. Representative Heather Sirocki (R-Scarborough) sent the Attorney General a […]