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June 24, 2017
Sarah Austin

Sarah Austin

As the state’s two year budget comes due, Republican lawmakers continue to hold negotiations hostage over demands to repeal the voter approved 3% surcharge on household income over $200,000. The state is just seven days away from a …

June 23, 2017
Jody Harris

Jody Harris

A new report from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) highlights another way that the very companies that are supposed to be helping Maine student loan borrowers are cheating them.  The CFPB says that some lenders are …

June 21, 2017
James Myall

James Myall

Thousands more Maine children have no access to critical health care services as a result of Governor LePage’s policies, according to data from the US Census Bureau and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The …

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Looming state shutdown dangerous for Maine’s economy - June 23, 2017
  As the state’s two year budget comes due, Republican lawmakers continue to hold negotiations hostage over demands to repeal the voter approved 3% surcharge on household income over $200,000. read more
Republican Education Funding Plan Would Raise Property Taxes - June 1, 2017
Sarah Austin Maine voters asked legislators to tax the wealthiest 2% of Maine households to fully fund education in the state. read more
Governor’s Own Report Reveals the Human Cost of His War on the Poor - June 1, 2017
James Myall Destitute and driven deeper into poverty. That’s the result of the LePage administration’s policies for one in seven families removed from the state’s welfare program in 2012. read more
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House Republicans release new budget proposal: tax cuts for the rich, underfunded schools, and harmful cuts to Mainers and their communities
Lawmakers Argue about Three Percent Surcharge to Fund Public Education
Super Committee Must Negotiate Budget Compromise or Face State Shutdown
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