Paul LePage

Gov. LePage’s Nazi-coddling remarks are both morally and factually wrong

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben, Mike and Taryn go line-by-unfortunate-line through Governor Paul LePage’s comments on the tragedy in Charlottesville, his “both sides” empowering of white supremacists and

Paul LePage

Gov. LePage’s veto of Medicaid expansion has pushed hospitals to the financial brink

Last year, half of Maine’s hospitals ran an operating deficit. According to figures from the Maine Health Data Organization, two thirds of Maine’s hospitals have just one month’s cash on hand (or less). Why is this important for Mainers? Not only are hospitals the primary providers of health care in the state, they

Matt Dunlap

Health care expansion will be Question 2 on Maine’s ballot this November

Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap today conducted a random drawing to assign numbers for citizens’ initiatives that will appear on the November 7th ballot. The effort to expand Medicaid coverage, titled “An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care,” will be Question 2. “A ‘Yes’ vote on Question

democracy

How progressive are your Maine legislators?

21 legislators received perfect scores on the Maine People’s Alliance’s annual legislative scorecard, released today, which examined how votes taken by lawmakers in the first session of the 128th legislature stacked up on progressive values. “With more than 1,500 bills heard this session, our scorecard presents an opportunity to cut