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retirement security

Republicans’ latest attempt to cut Medicaid threatens older Mainers

Maine seniors and home health care workers are ringing an alarm on potential cuts to Medicaid that could be included in the federal budget in order to fund new tax

caregiving

Gutting Medicaid would wreck our economy and Maine communities

One must wonder at the audacity and cruelty of the politics of the modern age where the disabled, seniors, and poor families with children are made the sacrificial lambs in

federal

Lead contamination is quietly poisoning Maine kids. Congress could make things worse.

State Representative Bettyann Sheats, a contractor and landlord from Auburn, led reporters on a tour of her rental property in Lewiston on Tuesday to highlight the dangerous, ongoing problem of

economy

Gov. LePage’s policies plunged rural Maine into a prolonged recession

New data released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis provide more evidence of Maine’s lackluster economy, and the failure of policies pursued by Governor LePage and his allies. In the

health care

Once more unto the breach: The next fight is for Medicaid expansion

Mainers—myself included— who spent the last six months lobbying our congressional delegation to stand firm against Republican-led efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act have been buoyant in their celebrations

Paul LePage

Dr. LePage’s deadly prescription

Make Maine sick again.

federal

Congress threatens cuts to Medicaid services that allow Mainers to live at home

Ten years ago, a driver ran a stop sign as Jim McIlroy rode into the intersection on his motorcycle. Serious injuries left McIlroy paralyzed from the chest down. But, after

Troy Jackson

Gov. LePage has systematically dismantled Maine’s public health infrastructure

From closing school-based health centers to dismantling public health partnerships to eliminating public health nurses to stymieing opioid treatment to cutting Medicaid to refusing or misusing federal funding, the LePage

money in politics

Rep. Pingree calls out WGME’s ‘pro-Trump propaganda’

In an email sent Monday afternoon, Maine First-District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree blasted an ongoing series of video segments supporting the Trump administration being aired by WGME (channel 13) and WPFO

Angus King

Welcome Center will integrate immigrants, incubate new businesses

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Senator Angus King and Portland City Councilor Pious Ali helped open a new Immigrant Welcome Center in downtown Portland. The Welcome Center provides a