Public-sector unions took forced dues from more than 250,000 public employees in 2013, siphoning away taxpayer money to support the unions’ shared goal of bigger government.Read More →
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
AUGUSTA, Maine — Outspoken and under fire, Republican Gov. Paul LePage is in danger of losing his re-election bid.
One of the most conservative governors in the country, LePage triangulated his way to victory in 2010 with 38 percent of the vote. Independent candidate Eliot Cutler, who siphoned enough Democratic support to give [...]
There is no shortage of important elections in 2014, as two recent electoral waves will collide, producing a slate of statewide electoral contests that will shape state and federal policy for years to come.Read More →
Members of the Maine House of Representatives are expected to debate Senate changes to a bill that would overhaul the state’s health insurance market.
In a nocturnal session yesterday, Senate Republicans wooed the support of three Democrats and the chamber’s lone independent with two amendments clarifying aspects of the bill, LD 1333, which was ultimately [...]
Proponents of the contentious health care reform bill unveiled by Republicans last week contend that the bill will stimulate innovation and lower premiums, but detractors insist the touted benefits are overstated.
The final bill consists of several components, all of which are coming under close scrutiny in anticipation of floor debates and votes this week.
One provision [...]