Category Archives: Policy

Maine Senate Republicans go all-out to protect wealthy from tax fairness

Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport - Troy R. Bennett | BDN

There’s something very important to note in light of the Maine Senate Republicans’ proposed budget framework, which includes moving towards a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds majority for income tax increases, and that’s this: The only increases in income tax rates (or closings of tax loopholes) that have been proposed, whether in the Democrats’ budget […]

MPBN investigation eviscerates Gov. LePage’s addiction policies

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During the drive from my kids’ daycare to my office over the past three mornings, I’ve been treated to one of the best investigative reports I’ve ever heard from a Maine journalist. Maine Public Radio Deputy News Director Susan Sharon’s ongoing series “State of Withdrawal” examines Maine’s endemic opiate addiction problem, how it’s being addressed […]