Legislative leaders have said OK to Maine Public Broadcasting Network and expanding State House coverage. It should be kind of like a local version of C-SPAN. The idea was approved by the House and Senate leaders. The free, over-the-air MPBN State House TV channel is devoted exclusively to coverage of the Legislature and government affairs.

Veteran State House reporter Mal Leary will oversee the State House channel. Just so you know, the programming comes at no public cost and will be carried by state cable services and over the air. We could see it as soon as February 4th!