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In The Arena: Harriman & Strimling

4:52 PM, Mar 21, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) -- The State House is a busy place as the legislative session gets closer to adjournment. NEWS CENTER political analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling talk politics In The Arena with Pat Callaghan.

 

Strimling & Harriman on Medicaid, Drug War

8:39 PM, Mar 13, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) Since the Medicaid expansion bill passed with less than a veto-proof majority in the Maine Senate, is there any chance of enactment? NEWS CENTER political anslysts Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman look at the possibilities.

 

In The Arena: Richardson & Nemitz

2:59 PM, Mar 13, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) The proposal to expand Medicaid to 70,000 more Mainers has passed it's first test, but not by a veto-proof majority. Is it finished? Ray Richardson of WLOB Radio and Bill Nemitz of the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram talk politics In The Arena with Pat Callaghan.

 

Strimling and Harriman discuss Medicaid expansion

8:17 AM, Mar 12, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Legislature will vote on the Republican MaineCare compromise bill Wednesday.

Strimling & Harriman on Governor's Business Plan

7:25 PM, Mar 10, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) -- We talk with our political analysts about Gov. Paul LePage's plan to attract big business to Maine, as well as why a prominent democrat ended up as a republican, however briefly.  

Strimling & Harriman on Governor's latest salvos at Democrats

9:50 PM, Mar 6, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) -- We talk with our political analysts about Governor Paul LePage targeting democrats over fiscal issues, while not realizing that his fellow republicans should be on his radar, as well.

 

In The Arena: Shenna Bellows

4:35 PM, Mar 6, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) Shenna Bellows is the former executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine. She is a Democrat challenging Sen. Susan Collins. Bellows talks politics and policy In The Arena with Pat Callaghan.

In The Arena: Alfond & Thibodeau

6:38 PM, Feb 21, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) Subpoenas will be issued, but voter approved bonds won't. There's a lot going on at the State House this week. Senate President Justin Alfond and Senate Minority Leader Mike Thibodeau are In The Arena with Pat Callaghan.

 

Phil and Ethan Discuss Michaud Economic Plan

5:50 PM, Feb 21, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Political Analysts Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman discuss Mike Michaud's economic plan.   They also weigh in on the idea of local municipalities adopting minimum wage hikes, and the departure of longtime Lewiston democrat, Senator Margaret Craven from the legislature.

Phil and Ethan discuss politics of mill restart plan

7:07 PM, Feb 14, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --  Political analysts Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman discuss the possible political impacts of the LePage Administration plan to help Cate Street Capital restart the Great Northern Paper Mill in East Millinocket

Strimling and Harriman: The Great Divide

8:59 AM, Feb 12, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - State lawmakers have approved a revenue sharing bill that would prevent forty million dollars in cuts to town and city services.
    The Senate also overrode a veto of a bill to provide summer lunch programs.
    Both issues Governor LePage is against...
     What does this say about the Governor? Political Analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling visited the morning report  to discuss.

In The Arena: Harriman & Strimling

5:54 PM, Feb 7, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) It's been a busy week in Maine politics, from the governor's State of the State address to a fiercely partisan battle over municipal revenue sharing. NEWS CENTER political analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling go In The Arena with Pat Callaghan.

Phil and Ethan: A look ahead at the "State of the State"

6:24 PM, Feb 4, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) -- Rob Caldwell talks with Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman and they take a look ahead at the "State of the State".

Harriman and Strimling: State of the Union the morning after

8:23 AM, Jan 29, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) - Political Analysts Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman visited the MORNING REPORT today to discuss President Obama's State of the Union and preview Governor LePage's State of the State next week.


Sen. Mitchell Reflects on Career

6:49 PM, Jan 28, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) Former Sen. George Mitchell was honored at the State House Tuesday as his portrait was unveiled. He spoke with NEWS CENTER's Pat Callaghan about what it means to him.

In The Arena: Eves & Fredette

4:52 PM, Jan 24, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) -- Maine lawmakers are grappling with a proposal to expand Medicaid or Maine Care to 70,000 more people. Speaker of the House Mark Eves and House Minority Leader Ken Fredette go In The Arena with Pat Callaghan to talk about that and more.

Former colleagues meet in state senate race

8:04 PM, Jan 20, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bangor City Hall may have been closed for the holiday, but dozens of people crowded the steps this Monday morning.

In The Arena: Harriman & Nemitz

4:02 PM, Jan 16, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) -- The Medicaid expansion proposal has taken center stage at the State House this week. NEWS CENTER political analyst Phil Harriman and Bill Nemitz of The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram go In The Arena with Pat Callaghan.

To expand or not to expand MaineCare

9:33 AM, Jan 16, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) - The debate continues in Augusta among Democrat and Republican lawmakers - whether to expand Medicaid or MaineCare under the Affordable Care Act.

Michaud takes fundraising lead in gubernatorial race

7:29 AM, Jan 16, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Democratic challenger Mike Michaud has the fundraising edge so far over the other major candidates in the Maine governor's race.

In The Arena: Strimling & Summers

2:00 PM, Jan 10, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Legislature is open for business again, and a big political endsorsement continues to stir debate in the race for governor. NEWS CENTER political analysts Ethan Strimling and Charlie Summers go In The Arena with Pat Callaghan.

Strimling & Summers on welfare reform fight

12:42 AM, Jan 9, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) --  We talk with our regular democratic analyst and guest republican analyst about the renewed push to change the status quo of Maine's welfare system.

Maine Legislature begins work for new session

9:02 AM, Jan 8, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's Democratic-controlled Legislature is starting to tackle the long list of issues on its agenda for the new session.

In The Arena: Sen. Susan Collins

2:42 PM, Jan 3, 2014

(NEWS CENTER) Congress will be going back to work soon. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) goes In The Arena with Pat Callaghan to talk about the issues that will be tackled in the rest of this session.

EqualityMaine endorses Michaud, but what about Cutler?

6:13 PM, Jan 2, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Maine gay-rights group is backing the Democratic candidate for governor, calling U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud a stalwart supporter of equality issues.

Political Predictions for 2014

8:46 AM, Jan 2, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - It's a new year, with so much ahead on the political front, analysts Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman stop in to offer their BOLD political predictions for 2014.

Strimling & Harriman on 2013's biggest stories

8:58 PM, Dec 30, 2013

(NEWS CENTER) -- We ask our political analysts what they think were the most important things coming out of Augusta and Washington in the past year.

Republican says he will challenge Sen. Collins

7:27 PM, Dec 30, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A Republican says he is challenging Susan Collins for her U.S. Senate seat.

Strimling & Harriman on the EBT debate

8:04 PM, Dec 19, 2013

(NEWS CENTER) -- We talk with our political analysts about Governor Lepage's push to reform two welfare programs he says are being abused.

Strimling and Harriman: Federal budget and welfare reform

9:42 AM, Dec 18, 2013

(NEWS CENTER) - Political analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling stopped in this morning to talk politics.