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Maine's Political Pulse taps into the expertise of our top political reporters, Steve Mistler and Mal Leary.Maine's Political Pulse is made possible through the generous support of Lee Auto Malls and Maine Public's viewers and listeners.

Maine's Political Pulse Irwin Gratz, Mal Leary, Steve Mistler

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    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Maine's Political Pulse taps into the expertise of our top political reporters, Steve Mistler and Mal Leary.Maine's Political Pulse is made possible through the generous support of Lee Auto Malls and Maine Public's viewers and listeners.

    July 23, 2021: How Maine Schools Are Planning To Use An Additional $180M In State Funding

    July 23, 2021: How Maine Schools Are Planning To Use An Additional $180M In State Funding

    School funding is never far from politics as the state and its cities and towns try to figure out how to pay for the best education for Maine children, and who should pay how much. For this week's Political Pulse podcast, Morning Edition Host Irwin Gratz talked to Reporter Robbie Feinberg about the millions of dollars that are flowing into schools next year.

    • 7 min
    July 16, 2021: Mills Contextualizes Her Vetoes, Still Takes Fire From Progressives

    July 16, 2021: Mills Contextualizes Her Vetoes, Still Takes Fire From Progressives

    • 9 min
    July 9, 2021: Why Mills Vs. LePage Won’t Be Defined By Their Rivalry

    July 9, 2021: Why Mills Vs. LePage Won’t Be Defined By Their Rivalry

    • 12 min
    July 2, 2021: LePage Gets Closer To Seeking Third Term

    July 2, 2021: LePage Gets Closer To Seeking Third Term

    • 9 min
    June 25, 2021: As Voting Rights Move To The Spotlight, Maine’s Senators Split

    June 25, 2021: As Voting Rights Move To The Spotlight, Maine’s Senators Split

    • 16 min
    June 18, 2021: No Evidence Of ‘Dems In Disarray’ Even As Mills’ Vetoes Loom

    June 18, 2021: No Evidence Of ‘Dems In Disarray’ Even As Mills’ Vetoes Loom

    In this week’s newsletter: Mills’ approach to disagreements with legislative Dems; watching for vetoes; broadband boosts gets bipartisan nod; and legislature breaks for budget deal.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

William Krystal ,

great podcast

the best and most concise source of maine political news.

Barge Guy ,

Great... But Redundant

Big fan. Very excited to get local political news that’s not corrupted by financial incentives.
My only complaint is that Maine Public is quite small; if someone is subscribed to MPP then more likely than not, they are subscribed to TDIM as well. Having to listen to the same news on both podcasts really detracts from the impact they have.

bmoore63 ,

Right-leaning

I appreciate it’s the only source of local Maine political analysis, hence I tune in. Good balance between statewide analysis and discussion of local/state legislature. That said, Mistler and O’Leary clearly lean right in their election analysis takes. A better setup would have one conservative and one progressive commentator, rather than two conservatives pretending to provide neutral analysis.

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