Governor Paul LePage ignited a vigorous public debate this week with his proposal to cut about $220 million in state funding for services important to working families, children, seniors, the disabled and other at risk communities. MECEP has been in the thick of the public discussion. Here is a sample of print and broadcast coverage over the past two days, including editorials in all three of the state’s major daily newspapers.
Bangor Daily News
Governor’s budget mismanagement will hurt poor and elderly (David Farmer) (12/8)
Portland Press Herald
(Lewiston) Sun Journal
LePage calls for Medicaid cuts to bridge gap (12/7)
DHHS Proposed Cuts (12/7)