Bruce Poliquin

retirement security

Republicans’ latest attempt to cut Medicaid threatens older Mainers

Maine seniors and home health care workers are ringing an alarm on potential cuts to Medicaid that could be included in the federal budget in order to fund new tax

Matt Dunlap

Gov. LePage has systematically dismantled Maine’s public health infrastructure

From closing school-based health centers to dismantling public health partnerships to eliminating public health nurses to stymieing opioid treatment to cutting Medicaid to refusing or misusing federal funding, the LePage

Susan Collins

Rep. Poliquin shows Super Bowl clips, urges GOP to regroup on health care repeal

Following the narrow failure of the health care repeal vote in the U.S. Senate last week, some members of Congress, including Maine Senator Susan Collins, have argued that Republicans will

federal

Shark week is over, but Rep. Poliquin’s support for financial predators continues

Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, with wall-to-wall coverage of all things shark-related just ended, and this year consumer advocates used the programming event as inspiration to shed some light on

health care

Bruce Poliquin: The Weasel of Wall Street

New statements from Rep. Bruce Poliquin on health care repeal and discrimination against transgender service members are among the most weaselly in Maine political history. This week on the Beacon

Donald Trump

Transgender Maine veterans speak out against Trump’s ban

For Danni Twomey, volunteering to join the Air Force wasn’t a difficult decision, even as the Vietnam War wound down and public support for the military was at a low

Bruce Poliquin

Before Trump’s ban, Rep. Poliquin tried to strip health care from trans service members

President Donald Trump’s announcement on Twitter yesterday that transgender Americans would no longer be allowed “to serve in any capacity” in the U.S. Military came as a surprise to many,

health care

Sens. King, Collins cast initial votes against health care repeal as bill advances

Maine Senators Angus King and Susan Collins voted against a motion to proceed to debate on the GOP health care repeal bill Tuesday, which passed when Vice President Mike Pence

Mark Eves

Gov. LePage will soon be out of office (finally). Here’s who’s lining up to replace him.

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike examine the rapidly-expanding gubernatorial field and new fundraising numbers. They also discuss the latest federal health care happenings (and why

cartoon

North Pond who? Rep. Poliquin is now Maine’s best-known hermit

We’re proud to welcome Beacon’s new cartoonist, Greg Kearney, who has some thoughts about Rep. Poliquin’s tendency to alternately scurry away from and attack his constituents.