Tag Archives: Gov. Paul LePage

Washington Post calls out LePage’s ‘unhinged racism,’ says he should resign

In a hard-hitting, blunt editorial published online tonight, The Washington Post, one of the most prestigious newspapers in the world, called upon Maine Gov. Paul LePage to resign. The paper cited the governor’s “unhinged racism and unhinged ravings” in a blistering editorial. The Post goes on to chronicle the governor’s damaging behavior, threats and lies, […]

With LePage, Maine becomes more of an outlier

On his first day in office earlier this week, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards took steps to expand access to health insurance for 300,000 people in his state. Fulfilling a campaign promise, Edwards’ decision will improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and give his state’s economy a shot in the arm. In […]

How a grandmother, innocent of welfare fraud, almost ended up in jail

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Justice finally caught up with Roberta Ishola. But probably not in the way you think. In October 2014, Ishola was arrested as part of a crackdown on welfare abuse. Someone she knew, either angry with her or without all the facts, called the police. Ishola, 51, a grandmother and Lewiston resident, was charged unlawful possession […]

Exclusive: Maine facing sanctions from feds over food program

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is violating federal law and now ranks last among all states for its administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program, or food stamps. A sharply worded, Dec. 7 letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture put DHHS on notice. “The State’s chronically poor performance in timeliness is […]