The Maine Monitor investigated campaign finance trends in this year’s state and federal races. Here are our top findings.
Formerly a Maine Monitor (Pine Tree Watch) fellow and freelance contributor, Meg joined the staff as Managing Editor in February 2020. She was previously a reporter at the Morning Sentinel newspaper, where she covered local government, schools, spot news and enterprise stories in the greater Waterville area. She also spent a year directing and producing a documentary about the decolonization of stand-up comedy in South Africa, which has played at the American Museum of Natural History's Margaret Mead Film Festival and other venues across the world. Meg is a graduate of Bowdoin College.
The coronavirus has caused an “unprecedented” economic downturn in Maine. Spikes in unemployment claims have broken the formulas economists use to predict what may come next. The Maine Monitor spoke with four Maine economists and one finance professor about vulnerabilities in the state economy and how it will get back on track.
As the first candidate running as a member of the Maine Socialist Party, Maia Dendinger believes Mainers are being limited by the current two-party system.
A self-identifying moderate Republican, Cathy Nichols said she was motivated to run for the Maine state Senate to be a “voice of our silent majority.”
Fed up with a lack of action or accountability in Augusta, Bev Uhlenhake decided to run for Maine state Senate.