GovBeat: maine


Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Snowstorms have hit New England state budgets hard

Some states are well on their way to spend more than planned to deal with winter weather.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budgets, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, newsletter, Rhode Island, VERMONT

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Maine session preview: Rehashing a Medicaid fight

A tough session awaits Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) and the Democrat-controlled legislature.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:27 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, budgets, Maine, medicaid expansion, session preview

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Maine becomes second state to require GMO labels

Two states have passed legislation requiring the labels, but they need other states to follow suit.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:13 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  genetically modified foods, gmo, Maine, newsletter, States

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Maine’s governor wants to make it easier for children to work

“That’s one big ill we can clean up — if we allowed our children to be able to work at an earlier age, part time,” he said.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  labor, Maine, newsletter

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

In 16 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the nation is still far from enjoying a full jobs recovery.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, employment, Florida, georgia, indiana, jobs, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Unemployment, Wages & Employment, wisconsin

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013

These are the 15 gubernatorial races to watch for 2014

Democrats and Republicans split the 2013 gubernatorial races. Now it’s on to 2014, where Republicans are playing a lot of defense.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Arizona, Arkansas, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, wisconsin

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 10/03/2013

State watchdogs band together to take on ‘dark money’

Watchdog groups are banding together to fight the growing influence of so-called ‘dark money.’

By Reid Wilson  |  06:03 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, campaign finance, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, washington

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Many states with few insured citizens aren’t expanding Medicaid under Obamacare

Many of the states whose citizens are most likely to be uninsured have no plans to expand.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, coverage, Delaware, District of Columbia, expansion, Florida, georgia, Hawaii, health, Healthcare, insurance, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, medicaid, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Where public employees are paid the most

Census Bureau data shows it pays to work in higher ed in New Jersey, not elementary schools in Maine.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  california, maine, missouri, new jersey, public employees, Rankings, state employees, States