Maine Legislature

Paul LePage

Maine’s newspapers call for investigation, impeachment of Gov. LePage

In editorials printed this morning, the editorial boards of Maine’s two largest newspapers called for an investigation into Governor Paul LePage’s actions in threatening to pull funding meant to help at-risk

education

Gov. LePage threatens funding for at-risk children to get House Speaker fired

Good Will-Hinckley, a charity that operates a day treatment school focused on children with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in Fairfield, has fired Democratic Maine House Speaker Mark Eves without

immigration

The real story: How four Senate Democrats sold out Maine’s asylum seekers

The fight to make sure Maine continues General Assistance (GA) funding for asylum seekers and prevents more than a thousand families from becoming homeless likely ended on Monday. That’s when

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Ron Schmidt: How to respond to an immoral budget

The novelist Thomas Mann once asked, “what good would politics be, if it didn’t give everyone the opportunity to make moral compromises?” That might read as humorous cynicism, but Mann

fair taxes

Walmart’s vast web of offshore subsidiaries help it avoid Maine, U.S. taxes

A groundbreaking report released today by Americans for Tax Fairness reveals that mega-retailer Walmart has built a vast, undisclosed web of 78 subsidiaries and branches in 15 offshore tax havens, which

state budget

Small business group’s radio ads criticize Fredette, Maine House GOP on state budget

“Ken Fredette and the House Republicans are threatening to shut down the state government unless they can get more tax breaks for the rich,” intones a new ad running on

state budget

How Maine’s legislature can pass a budget and prevent a state shutdown

After the Bangor Daily News broke the story on a proposed compromise budget plan last night and then a number of media outlets today reported that the deal was off,

Maine Legislature

These Maine Representatives stood up for raising the minimum wage

In case you were wondering who to thank, here are the Representatives who spoke in favor of increasing the minimum wage to $9.50 by 2018 on the House floor yesterday.

reproductive freedom

Ron Schmidt: National anti-choice campaign attacks the rights and lives of Maine women

The Maine legislature is currently considering two pieces of legislation that have been designed to harm over half of our state’s population. One, LD 1312, intervenes in the relationship between

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Will Maine legislators stand with Maine women?

Last week, the Maine House of Representatives voted 84-65 to defeat LD 1312, a so-called Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers, or “TRAP” bill, which would restrict access to abortion care