Posts From Beacon Staff

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Bill would force LePage administration to use federal funds to fight child poverty

The percentage of Maine children living in extreme poverty has skyrocketed under Governor Paul LePage’s administration, increasing at a rate eight times higher than the national average since 2011, and

Bruce Poliquin

Health care advocates plan to deliver pink slips to Rep. Poliquin’s office

Mainers angered by Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s vote in favor of the House Republicans’ health care repeal bill last week, which is projected to cut health care for 24 million people,

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When the March of Dimes is coming after you, you know you took a bad vote

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Taryn and Mike talk about Rep. Bruce Poliquin voting to strip health care from more than 24 million Americans and then immediately lying about

health care

Sen. King blasts health care repeal bill while Rep. Poliquin continues to hide

With a vote on the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act scheduled in the House tomorrow, clear divisions are showing in Maine’s congressional delegation. While Rep. Chellie Pingree,

Angus King

Students, parents and members of Congress protest denial of Maine Upward Bound grants

Aroostook County residents and Mainers across the state are rallying behind the University of Maine at Presque Isle and calling on the Trump Administration’s Department of Education to reverse a

Paul LePage

Medicaid referendum will be Maine’s first chance to resist Trump at the ballot box

Last week, the Maine Senate moved to indefinitely postpone legislative action on the citizen initiative to accept federal funding and expand health care coverage through Medicaid. With lawmakers failing to

immigration

Hundreds rally in support of Maine immigrants

More than two hundred Mainers braved the soggy weather to stand together in Congress Square Park in Portland against an escalating attacks on immigrants by the Trump administration. The event

clean energy

Maine’s future depends on immediate action on climate change

On Saturday, more than 2,000 Mainers marched to the State House in Augusta to demand action on climate change at both the state and federal levels. They made a compelling

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As new health care repeal heads for a vote, Rep. Poliquin continues to hide

A revised plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act is now being considered by the House of Representatives, with President Donald Trump pushing for a vote as early as this

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Gov. LePage is gaslighting Maine

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn Ben and Mike discuss Gov. LePage’s tax remarks (and whether they’re a malicious lie or just betray a basic ignorance) and the Republicans’