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Mainers say Sen. Collins must finally take a stand on health care repeal

Holding signs declaring “Time to take a stand,” advocates for access to health care gathered outside Senator Susan Collins’ regional office in Bangor on Thursday to ask the senator to

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King searches Senate chamber for Republican health care repeal bill

Sen. Angus King opened and examined desks on the Senate floor on Wednesday in a mock attempt to find where Republicans have hidden a health care repeal bill they’ve spent

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Mainers angry over health care repeal vote find Rep. Poliquin in Boston

Second-District Representative Bruce Poliquin has mostly been avoiding public appearances in Maine following his vote in favor of the Republican health care repeal bill last month, but several dozen of

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Reminder: Mainers expect tax fairness in the state budget

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike discuss the roots and context of the state budget impasse and issue their weekly reminder that the conversation in the State

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Mainers deliver messages in pill bottles asking Sen. Collins to oppose health care repeal

On Wednesday, health care advocates delivered more than a hundred pill bottles to the office of Senator Susan Collins, each containing a personal story or message from a constituent asking

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Maine Democrats should learn a lesson from the 2011 budget deal

Yesterday, Senate Republicans and House Democrats agreed to create a conference committee to reconcile the different budgets passed by their respective chambers. This is a high stakes moment. If they

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On Maine’s state budget, Democrats are disappointing but Republicans are nihilists

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn and Mike discuss the hostage situation that is the legislature’s budget negotiations, a crisis manufactured by Republicans made worse by House Democratic leaders

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New report: Mainers in rural communities count on Medicaid the most

A new report shows Medicaid is vital to ensure that rural Mainers and families across the nation have access to the care they need to stay healthy. The Georgetown University

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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

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Mainers rally against proposed health care cuts

Chanting “everybody in nobody out, that’s what health care’s all about”, Mainers from Greater Portland area gathered in Congress Square park on Thursday to rally against devastating cuts to health