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state budget

Committee votes to halt tax credit scam, but Republicans stand with Cate Street

After a heated discussion in the Maine legislature’s Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development committee on Thursday, a majority voted in favor of an amended bill that would allow the

public assistance

Maine legislators want to take money from poor families and give it to big banks

Last week, the Washington Post’s Wonkblog ran a disturbing story about a new law in Kansas that limits the amounts that struggling families can withdraw from their Temporary Assistance for

fair wages

Vital work that pays poverty wages: Maine home care workers speak out

They do some of the most important work in Maine, including helping elderly Mainers live independently in their own homes in the oldest state in the nation. Despite their important

Paul LePage

17 times Gov. LePage blatantly lied at his town hall meetings

These are clear, unambiguous statements about important policy issues that are completely at odds with reality and easily proven false.

public assistance

The story behind the scapegoating: Maine immigrants speak out

Yesterday, more than 600 people marched in Portland in support of Maine’s refugees and asylum seekers, who have been singled out by Governor LePage and Republicans in the legislature in

Paul LePage

Even Dick Cheney would think Gov. LePage’s income tax plan is extreme

Governor LePage wants to amend the state constitution to get rid of Maine’s income tax, but a bipartisan legislative committee just made it very unlikely that he’ll get his way.

small business

Gov. LePage’s budget is a bad deal for me and other small business owners

I was wearing both my taxpayer hat and my business owner hat when I attended the presentation of Gov. LePage’s budget at Kennebunk Town Hall last week. By the end

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