democracy

It’s Republican legislators, not Gov. LePage, who are blocking student debt relief

As we approach the end of a legislative session marked by some of the most intractable partisan conflict in our state’s history, a curious partnership has emerged in Augusta over an issue that has come to define the struggle of thousands of young Mainers: the specter of student debt. State Senate assistant majority leader, Nate Libby (D-Lewiston), has introduced a

Terry Hayes
democracy

North Pond who? Rep. Poliquin is now Maine’s best-known hermit

We’re proud to welcome Beacon’s new cartoonist, Greg Kearney, who has some thoughts about Rep. Poliquin’s tendency to alternately scurry

health care

Maine lags country in opioid response because of failure to expand Medicaid

Across the United States, Medicaid is playing a crucial role in responding to the fight against the opioid crisis—except in

Angus King

Mainers celebrate defeat of Republican health care repeal

Dozens of health care advocates visited all six district offices of Senator Susan Collins across Maine on Tuesday to thank

health care

Bill to protect Maine firefighters from cancer hangs in the balance

Too many firefighters are getting cancer. Sixty percent of firefighter job-related deaths are due to cancer, and firefighters develop over

Susan Collins

New Senate health care repeal plan targets the chronically ill

The latest Senate health proposal reins in costs by effectively splitting the individual insurance market, with healthy people diverted into

Angus King

Sen. Collins eviscerates Republican plan to cut Medicaid

Appearing on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Maine Senator Susan Collins gave her most devastating assessment yet of the Republican

federal

Poliquin dismisses seniors with health care questions as ‘socialists’ in league with Pelosi

This week, Maine’s 2nd District Congressman, Republican Bruce Poliquin, caught heat for gracelessly ducking out of a senior citizens facility

fair taxes

Analysis: Senate health care repeal plan would devastate rural Maine

US Senate Republicans are still pushing to pass their latest version of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, despite analysis from the

federal

Rep. Poliquin flees retirement facility when seniors question his health care repeal vote

Maine Second-District Congressman Bruce Poliquin visited Nason Park Manor, a senior living community in Bangor, on Tuesday to hold a

fair taxes

State budget gives another round of tax cuts to the wealthiest, who already pay lowest rates

In the early hours of the morning on July 4th, Maine Lawmakers enacted a two year budget that repealed the