health care

children

The LePage administration has abandoned a generation of Maine children to poverty

Last week in Androscoggin county, a panel of child poverty experts came together at Bates College and produced an absolutely stark set of data. According to the reporting of the

democracy

This nurse from The County stole the show at Bernie’s rally

One of the most pointed and poignant moments of the rally featuring Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez in Portland last night came not during the

state budget

Gov. LePage’s cruel budget is dead on arrival, now the real conversation begins

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Garrett Martin of the Maine Center for Economic Policy joins Taryn, Ben and Mike to talk about Maine’s state budget, examining Governor LePage’s proposal,

health care

As Maine considers Medicaid expansion, new study shows it paid off in other states

Although the GOP-controlled Congress is pledging its continued interest — despite stalls and snags — to dismantle Obamacare, some “red state” legislatures are changing course and showing a newfound interest

Maine Legislature

As opioid deaths skyrocket, police call for Maine to expand Medicaid

An updated analysis released Tuesday by the offices of Maine’s Chief Medical Examiner and Attorney General shows that drug overdose deaths have continued to increase rapidly in Maine. Last year’s

state budget

Democrats reject Gov. LePage’s tax cuts for the wealthy, offer new budget plan

On Thursday, House and Senate Democrats rolled out a budget proposal that delivers where Governor LePage’s budget failed. We’ll be diving into the details in the coming days but our

Susan Collins

Sen. Collins loses her short-term memory, blames Democrats for SCOTUS partisanship

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben, Taryn and Mike discuss in detail the legislative hearing on rolling back Maine’s minimum wage law that lasted until 1 a.m. on Wednesday

podcast

Four crazy things Gov. LePage said this week (including threatening to leave Maine)

Sometimes, especially since the election of President Trump, we forget that it isn’t normal to have a chief executive who lies, contradicts himself and makes strange policy proclamations on a

federal

With 4,000 letters to Sen. Collins, Mainers remain vigilant to protect health care

A Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act may have failed in the House last week, but health care activists with the Maine People’s Alliance aren’t taking any chances.

health care

Trumpcare defeated after wave of grassroots opposition in Maine and across the country

When members of the New Mainers Public Health Initiative and the Maine People’s Alliance visited Second District Representative Bruce Poliquin’s office in Lewiston multiple times on Thursday, hours from when