organizing

Mainers to march for climate action on April 29th

On Saturday, April 29th, hundreds of thousands of people will converge on Washington, DC for the People’s Climate Movement. Hundreds of thousands more will convene in sister marches across the country, including in Augusta, Maine. The People’s Climate Mobilization follows in the footsteps of an earlier People’s Climate March, which took place in September of 2014 and had more than

health care

It’s time to protect and expand Medicaid, say Maine business owners

Lewiston-area business owners gathered this week at Grace Street Recovery Services, an opioid addiction treatment center, to share why they

municipal

The LePage administration has abandoned a generation of Maine children to poverty

Last week in Androscoggin county, a panel of child poverty experts came together at Bates College and produced an absolutely

education

Mainers rally against GOP attempt to roll back fair taxes and school funding referendum

Mainers who helped to pass Question 2, the referendum to funds local schools through a 3% tax increase on income

human rights

Rep. Golden stands up to corporate lobby to fight wage theft

A new bill introduced by House Assistant Majority Leader Jared Golden would crack down on wage theft by unethical employers

democracy

This nurse from The County stole the show at Bernie’s rally

One of the most pointed and poignant moments of the rally featuring Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chair

clean energy

Bill to tax electric vehicles would take Maine down the wrong road

The state of Maine should be doing everything it can to promote the use of electric vehicles, because zero-emission transportation

health care

As Maine considers Medicaid expansion, new study shows it paid off in other states

Although the GOP-controlled Congress is pledging its continued interest — despite stalls and snags — to dismantle Obamacare, some “red

Supreme Court

Sen. Collins pulls off a masterful pivot on the filibuster

In political jargon, a “pivot” is similar in a lot of ways to its definition in sports: you plant yourself,

health care

As opioid deaths skyrocket, police call for Maine to expand Medicaid

An updated analysis released Tuesday by the offices of Maine’s Chief Medical Examiner and Attorney General shows that drug overdose

Jeff Timberlake

Maine Republicans threaten government shutdown to repeal fair tax referendum

Are you paying attention?  Things in the State House are heating up. Republicans have threatened to shut down state government