3 issues we realized from Portland’s 1st mayoral debate

PORTLAND, Maine — The primary debate within the ranked-choice voting race amongst Portland’s 5 mayoral candidates revealed usually refined however essential variations of their agendas.

The intertwined housing affordability and homelessness crises outlined the talk hosted by the Bangor Day by day Information and CBS Information 13 on Tuesday night. One candidate caught out by calling on Gov. Janet Mills for extra assist housing asylum seekers, and a shock got here when each hopeful within the liberal metropolis stated they wished to revisit a high-profile wage coverage.

Listed here are the three major classes from the hour-long dialogue between Metropolis Councilors Pious Ali, Mark Dion and Andrew Zarro, in addition to former Councilor Justin Costa and political newcomer Dylan Pugh.