Luckily for politicians, there are myriad economic indicators that can easily be spun to fit the day’s narrative. Depending on who you listen to, Maine’s economy is booming, or it’s stagnant.
Ever wanted to see every TANF transaction that took place via Maine EBT card over nearly three years? Me neither, but now we can. Gov. Paul LePage released the data (available in Excel format at the link above) on Thursday. The same data was requested in February 2013 by the conservative Maine Heritage Policy Center, […]
UPDATE: Per a 3 p.m. press release by Gov. LePage, the civil emergency has been lifted. “I’m pleased that State government is back to normal and Mainers are back to work,” said LePage. “I want to thank Maine State employees for their patience during these past couple weeks. This federal shutdown caused a tremendous amount […]
It’s unclear just how long the federal government shutdown will continue, but while it does, it will provide rhetorical fodder for elected officials and pundits of all political stripes. The shutdown is like a giant beltway Rorschach test; Politicians project whatever they want onto it. For example: Gov. Paul LePage and House Speaker Mark Eves […]
Though a bipartisan bill to expand Medicaid to provide health care coverage for tens of thousands of Mainers was vetoed by the governor in June, expansion of the medical welfare program seems likely to be one of the key battles between Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic lawmakers as the next winter legislative session approaches. Later […]