Drew Gattine

Maine Legislature

Gov. LePage says he’ll shut down government out of spite, even if budget agreement reached

According to lawmakers familiar with a meeting between Governor Paul LePage and House Speaker Sara Gideon held Friday, LePage has declared that if the legislature reaches a budget agreement different

children

Report: Investing in senior and child care is both a moral and economic good

Americans are struggling to find jobs that offer long-term financial security for themselves and their families and, according to a new report from the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality,

retirement security

Mainers launch campaign for guaranteed child care for kids and home care for seniors

Parents, policy experts, Maine state legislators and advocates for children and the elderly gathered at Roots and Fruits Preschool in South Portland on Monday to unveil the details of a

Drew Gattine

Rep. Gattine: Outsourcing ASPIRE kicks struggling families to the curb

I received a lot of emails and messages from people who are understandably concerned and upset about the LePage administration’s privatization plans. When the LePage administration announced last January that

Paul LePage

So much for the ‘party of personal responsibility’

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike bring us up to date on a week-long racist meltdown by Governor Paul LePage and the Republican legislators who are shielding

Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow: Maine faces a ‘political crisis’

In a twenty-minute long segment at the beginning of her show on MSNBC on Friday night, Rachel Maddow dug deep into the ongoing meltdown by Maine Governor Paul LePage. She

racial justice

Maine’s governor has declared a race war. How did we get here?

“When you go to war, and you know the enemy, the enemy dresses in red, and you dress in blue, you shoot at red,” Maine Governor Paul LePage explained to

health care

House Republicans back Gov. LePage, prevent review of mental health care cuts

Support services for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism were dealt a blow last night as the Maine House of Representatives voted to uphold a veto by Governor Paul LePage

Paul LePage

Democrats force review of Gov. LePage’s cuts to mental health care

Five members of the Maine Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee, all Democrats, voted yesterday to approve a petition for review of changes to the state’s mental health care rules

Maine Legislature

Wells woman honored with portrait for work that often goes unacknowledged

Over the weekend, a new portrait was installed at the Whitney Galleries in Wells. It isn’t of a historical figure or a famous individual, but of a Mainer named Amy