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As Impeachment Trial Looms, Sen. Susan Collins Faces Scrutiny In Congress And At Home

Friday, January 03, 2020

President Trump's impeachment trial will test Collins' reputation for centrism and independence. She is a potential swing vote and is facing a difficult reelection.


Maine Sen. Collins Runs For Reelection Amid Trump Impeachment Probe

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Susan Collins has long cultivated a reputation for independent-mindedness. But with an impeachment inquiry speeding up, the Republican senator finds herself in a tough political place.


New Maine Law Aims To Restore Internet Privacy Protection Rolled Back By Trump Administration

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Lawmakers in Maine have passed a bill to restore internet privacy protections — protections that were rolled back by the Trump Administration and Congress.


Ranked-Choice Voting Delivers Democrats A House Seat

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Democrats have now gained 35 seats and could get up to 39 as counting continues in close races around the country. There will be no Republicans from New England in the U.S. House next year.


In Tight Race, Maine Republican Sues To Block State's Ranked-Choice Voting Law

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Rep. Bruce Poliquin's lawsuit claims the state's ranked-choice voting law violates the U.S. Constitution because the candidate who gets the most votes may not ultimately be declared the winner.


Anti-Kavaungh Protesters Press Maine Senator Who Holds Key Vote

Saturday, September 29, 2018

In Sen. Susan Collins' (R-Maine) home state, some are protesting and many are reaching out via phone and email to share their views. She could be a key vote for or against the Kavanaugh nomination.


Maine Voters To Decide On Whether They'll Rank Candidates In Future Elections

Sunday, June 10, 2018

In asking voters to rank candidates in order of preference, Maine becomes the first U.S. state to adopt a system also used in Australia, Ireland, several other countries, and a handful of U.S. cities.


Maine Voters To Use Ranked-Choice Voting

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Maine voters will use a different style of ballot when they go to the polls on Tuesday. They'll get to rank their choices in the country's first statewide use of ranked choice voting.


State Lawmakers Break Political Norms By Ignoring Will Of The Voters

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Political norms aren't just broken in the nation's capital these days. Lawmakers in several states are actively trying to reverse the will of their state's voters.


Maine's Government Remains Closed After Gov. LePage Refuses To Sign Budget Bill

Monday, July 03, 2017

State government offices in Maine remain closed Monday after members of the legislature and the governor failed to resolve their differences over the state budget.


Ranked Choice Voting: Maine Considers Big Change To Election Process

Saturday, October 29, 2016

In November, Maine voters will decide whether to adopt a Ranked Choice Voting system. When electing key officials, voters would rank candidates in order of preference, instead of picking just one.


Ballot Measures Transform Into Political Chess Pieces For Special Interests

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Voters across the country will weigh in on more than 70 ballot measures this fall — the most in a decade. NPR takes a look at how ballot measures can become political chess pieces for outside interests from the view of Maine and Colorado.


Calls For Maine's Governor To Resign Grow After Voicemail Is Made Public

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is under fire for a series of racial slurs and a profanity-laced voicemail threatening a legislator, who's a Democrat. Maine Republican leaders are refusing to censure him.