The Point

Maine and what to make of it

Wednesday, June 21, 2017: Don’t defund Planned Parenthood, multicultural center good for Bangor, palm oil fuels climate change
ANALYSIS

Your guide to what stands between Maine and a state budget

The legislative divide is mostly about education funding, but with LePage’s backing, House Republicans also want significant school reforms.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017: Don’t defund Planned Parenthood, multicultural center good for Bangor, palm oil fuels climate change
CONTRIBUTORS

Containing ‘Iranian mischief’ is no excuse for letting Yemen’s humanitarian crisis fester

Will Rep. Poliquin repeat Collins’ error, which is so costly to the people of Yemen?

Four GOP senators oppose Senate health care measure in its current form

Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utah released a statement stating that they cannot support the bill as its currently written. Maine Sen. Susan Collins has concerns about the bill and will continue to review it in the coming days.
EDITORIALS

Now the important work can begin to cut the number of Maine’s infant deaths

It’s rare to find Gov. Paul LePage, the Maine Legislature and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services all on the same page. But that’s exactly what happened recently when LePage signed a bill into law — supported wholeheartedly by DHHS and lawmakers — to allow a panel to better understand the reasons behind infant deaths in Maine.
The Daily Brief

A daily dose of developments in Augusta and a taste of important stories beyond the State House walls.