Journalist Steve Mistler is MPBN's chief political correspondent and statehouse bureau chief, specializing in the coverage of politics and state government.
Steve has been a journalist for nearly two decades. His work has been recognized by the Maine Press Association and the New England Newspaper and Press Association for investigative projects and accountability journalism. He was named the MPA's Journalist of the Year in 2011 for his coverage of municipal government for The Forecaster in Falmouth, and later, for his coverage of state government for the Sun Journal in Lewiston.
Steve became the state house bureau chief for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram in 2012. After four years with Maine's largest daily newspaper, Steve made the leap to radio journalism, joining MPBNMay 2, 2016.
Steve is married with one child and two crazy dogs. His family lives in Brunswick.
Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage, known for his aggressive conservative politics, is challenging sitting Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who faces an enthusiasm gap. It's shaping up to be a tight race.
Former Gov. Paul LePage is in a close race with Maine's sitting governor, Democrat Janet Mills. Maine's GOP is uniting around the fall of Roe and has a motivated base.
States across the country are starting to reopen. Some of them — like Florida, Maine and Colorado — have big tourism economies. But the coronavirus pandemic might affect summer vacations this year.
President Trump's impeachment trial will test Collins' reputation for centrism and independence. She is a potential swing vote and is facing a difficult reelection.
Lawmakers in Maine have passed a bill to restore internet privacy protections — protections that were rolled back by the Trump Administration and Congress.