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October 04,2022

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EQUAL RIGHTS
The amendment would expressly prohibit discrimination based on sex – something that came 2 votes shy of passing in 2019, the sponsor says. Read more.

 

ANGRY VOTERS
Municipal clerks who administer elections say they've noticed an increase in anger among voters, and state officials cite at least two threats to election workers since the 2020 presidential election. Read more.

 

VOTER RIGHTS
Maine's independent U.S. senator has been campaigning hard on behalf of sweeping voting and elections legislation that he says is necessary to protect the nation's democracy. Read more.

 

VACCINE POLITICS
Bill calls for Maine to ban COVID-19 vaccination mandates for 5 years

The bill is unlikely to advance, but it will give Republicans a chance to amplify a chief talking point of former Gov. Paul LePage's campaign to unseat Gov. Janet Mills. Read more.

 

U.S. MAIL
Some Maine residents have complained in recent weeks that regular mail is being delayed for days or going undelivered. Read more.

 
 

SPECIAL ELECTION
Boyle will represent House District 27, which represents parts of Gorham and Scarborough. Read more.

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VOTING RIGHTS
The president tells a crowd in Atlanta that new efforts to limit voting access are ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ and the Senate should pass voting rights legislation that Republicans are blocking. Read more.

 

FILIBUSTER LOOMS
Biden all but concedes defeat on voting rights bill’s chances

Democrats have still pledged to force a public showdown over the bill on the Senate floor, which could stretch for days and carry echoes of civil rights battles a generation ago that led to some of the most famous filibusters in Senate history. Read more.

 

The televised events provide voters with their only opportunity to see the candidates appear side-by-side, and force those running to weigh in on a wide variety of domestic and foreign policy topics. Read more.

 

SUPREME COURT
The court's conservative majority concluded the administration overstepped its authority by seeking to impose the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's vaccine-or-test rule on U.S. businesses with at least 100 employees. Read more.

 

CAPITOL RIOT
Investigators asked for an interview and records about McCarthy’s conversations with former President Trump 'before, during and after' the Capitol riot. Read more.

 
 
 

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