On Maine’s state budget, Democrats are disappointing but Republicans are nihilists

On Maine’s state budget, Democrats are disappointing but Republicans are nihilists

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn and Mike discuss the hostage situation that is the legislature’s budget negotiations, a crisis manufactured by Republicans made worse by House Democratic leaders compromising on both voter-enacted law and fundamental progressive values.

They also cover bills on addressing the crisis of substance-affected infants and repairing the voter-approved ranked choice voting law and a disruptive protest over Penobscot water rights. Plus some real rays of hope!

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