Maine Equal Justice Partners

health care

Trump budget slams Maine

“President Trump’s budget shows just how empty and cynical his campaign promises actually were,” said Maine First-District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree in response to the release of the Trump administration’s federal

Mary Mayhew

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

nutrition

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

Maine Legislature

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

podcast

Don’t be fooled: Gov. LePage is trying to make Trumpcare even worse

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Taryn and Mike are joined by Robyn Merrill of Maine Equal Justice Partners to discuss the Republican health care plan, the state budget and

Maine Legislature

Massive volunteer petition effort puts Medicaid expansion on Maine ballot

Advocates for improving access to affordable health coverage in Maine announced on Wednesday that more than enough voters have signed on to their citizen’s initiative to place a Medicaid-expansion measure

drug policy

Maine ballot drive offers new hope for Medicaid expansion

Most Mainers believe the state should accept federal funds to provide health coverage through Medicaid expansion to low income people. Unfortunately, while Maine’s Legislature has passed Medicaid expansion five times,

Maine Center for Economic Policy

Referendum campaign launched to expand Medicaid in Maine

A coalition of organizations launched a citizens’ initiative campaign yesterday to expand access to health care for tens of thousands of Mainers. The groups will begin collecting signatures to place

nutrition

Video: Why extreme child poverty has skyrocketed in Maine

Extreme child poverty in Maine is surging—a 50% increase over the last five years is the sharpest of any state in the nation. This must-watch video from Maine Equal Justice