Maine Legislature

Gov. LePage’s Nazi-coddling remarks are both morally and factually wrong

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben, Mike and Taryn go line-by-unfortunate-line through Governor Paul LePage’s comments on the tragedy

health care

Gov. LePage’s veto of Medicaid expansion has pushed hospitals to the financial brink

Last year, half of Maine’s hospitals ran an operating deficit. According to figures from the Maine Health Data Organization, two thirds of Maine’s

Matt Dunlap

Health care expansion will be Question 2 on Maine’s ballot this November

Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap today conducted a random drawing to assign numbers for citizens’ initiatives that will appear

reproductive freedom

How progressive are your Maine legislators?

21 legislators received perfect scores on the Maine People’s Alliance’s annual legislative scorecard, released today, which examined how votes taken

health care

Mayhew’s excuses for DHHS abuses are absolutely ridiculous

Last week, the federal Office of the Inspector General released the results of their audit of the Maine Department of

human rights

I was a white supremacist

I have lived in Maine since junior high, but I’m originally from Metairie, Louisiana. My grandfather was a Grand Wizard in the KKK.

Mary Mayhew

Mary Mayhew’s dark legacy

Mary Mayhew, recently head of Governor LePage’s DHHS and now a candidate for governor, has left a legacy of suffering

health care

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

federal

Gutting Medicaid would wreck our economy and Maine communities

One must wonder at the audacity and cruelty of the politics of the modern age where the disabled, seniors, and

federal

Lead contamination is quietly poisoning Maine kids. Congress could make things worse.

State Representative Bettyann Sheats, a contractor and landlord from Auburn, led reporters on a tour of her rental property in

fair taxes

Gov. LePage’s policies plunged rural Maine into a prolonged recession

New data released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis provide more evidence of Maine’s lackluster economy, and the failure of

 
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