Mary Mayhew

public assistance

MaineCare reimbursement cuts would sever lifeline for mentally ill

Dennis looks like your average middle-aged Portlander with his frayed Red Sox cap, specks of graying hair, stylish frames, and an easy smile, by all appearances one of the “able-bodied”

housing

No justification for Gov. LePage’s latest attack on poor, ill and vulnerable Mainers

Some of the most vulnerable Mainers are about to get hit with a one-two sucker punch from DHHS director Mary Mayhew and Governor Paul LePage that, if approved, will decimate

children

Is Mary Mayhew Dolores Umbridge and other important questions

This week on the Beacon podcast Taryn, Ben and Mike discuss Governor LePage’s State of the State address, how DHHS misdirected more than $13 million meant to help poor kids,

education

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

Mary Mayhew

Gov. LePage’s privatization scheme offers insight into his worldview

The Maine Sunday Telegram just broke the news that the LePage Administration is near to closing a deal to privatize the ASPIRE program, and the story left me wondering, yet

health care

Gov. LePage’s attacks on poor children and elderly test the limits of separation of powers

The Fourth of July strikes me as a good time to think about a foundational concept in American politics, and June has provided some perfect object lessons in Washington and

children

BDN reveals LePage administration misusing money meant for poor children

In a painstakingly detailed investigation, the Bangor Daily News (BDN) has pulled back the curtain, exposing the LePage administration’s maneuvering to undermine the federally funded Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

Michelle Corry

Why Heather McIntosh quit her job and what April Thibodeau thinks of Mary Mayhew

This week the Beacon Podcast features interviews with a couple of incredible Mainers. April Thibodeau is on to discuss her recent piece The callousness of DHHS head Mary Mayhew and

public assistance

The callousness of DHHS head Mary Mayhew

The litany of LePage’s attacks on the poor, sick and vulnerable could fill a book, never mind an article. In the name of saving money, in order to turn it

Gary Alexander

Mary Mayhew’s sad misinformation campaign on Maine’s opioid epidemic

When 31 states (plus the District of Columbia) have accepted federal funding to expand Medicaid, and two more states are in discussion to do so, the LePage administration’s arguments for