organizations

Angus King

Sen. King, AARP highlight devastating effect of health care repeal on older Mainers

The health care repeal bill passed in the House with the support of Maine Second-District Congressman Bruce Poliquin would be devastating for older Mainers, especially in rural areas. At the

corporate influence

AT&T workers across Maine plan to go on strike Friday

AT&T workers, members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), have pledged to walk off the job and form picket lines on Friday at 3 p.m. if contract negotiations continue

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Report: Health care costs would skyrocket in rural Maine under Trumpcare

New analysis from the national Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) demonstrates that the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as passed by the US House of Representatives, would undermine

fair wages

Maine hospice nurses celebrate union organizing victory

The registered nurses and other healthcare workers at Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough will be the latest members of the Maine State Nurses Association (MSNA). They voted to organize

children

LePage and Mayhew are politicizing poor kids

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Joby Thoyalil of Maine Equal Justice Partners joins Taryn and Mike to discuss the LIFT act, Gov. LePage’s missing money and his politicization of

Donald Trump

Trump officials picked a particularly bad day to visit Augusta

Kellyanne Conway, a senior advisor to President Donald Trump, and Tom Price, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, visited the Maine State House on Wednesday for a Republicans-only meeting

Maine Legislature

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

Rep. Poliquin voted for a bill to destroy lives and bankrupt families

Somehow, Speaker Ryan and the House Freedom Caucus have managed to make a bad bill even worse.  The current legislation continues to do almost everything that most Americans strongly oppose

AARP

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,

Maine Equal Justice Partners

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