Posts From Grady Burns

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Grady Burns is an activist on issues involving young Mainers. He serves on the Auburn City Council and is president of the Maine Young Democrats.

health care

Mayhew’s excuses for DHHS abuses are absolutely ridiculous

Last week, the federal Office of the Inspector General released the results of their audit of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ management of a program tasked with

Angus King

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

federal

Republicans have revealed their greatest weakness

Until 1:30AM, July 28, 2017 when Sen. John McCain joined Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in voting to kill the GOP’s latest and perhaps last meaningful attempt to repeal

Paul LePage

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

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 in Bangor after being asked repeatedly by residents and guests

Maine Legislature

Despite setbacks, referenda are still a powerful tool for Maine people

After seeing the state shut down for three days in the midst of a bitter fight over the passage of a budget that would pass muster in a divided Legislature,

Bruce Poliquin

Sen. Collins’ opposition to health care repeal highlights Rep. Poliquin’s awfulness

Following weeks of speculation and an inundation of calls and office visits from impassioned constituents, earlier this week Maine Republican Senator Collins announced that she would not be voting in

Maine Legislature
democracy

Maine’s local civic culture still survives in the age of Trump and LePage

This week, as Mainers went to the polls to vote for a statewide bond referendum, local school budgets, and countless local council, selectboard, and school board seats around the state,

public assistance

Mary Mayhew is running on a record of child poverty and hunger

Back in April, I wrote a piece about the alarming explosion of childhood poverty in Maine. The analysis noted that while as many as one in three children in the