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Maine’s GOP Governor Slashes Food Assistance

Maine's work requirements made thousands of residents lose their food stamp benefits before the federal requirement went into effect.

Maine’s work requirements made thousands of residents lose their food stamp benefits before the federal requirement went into effect.

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Chris Christie Won’t Condemn Maine Governor’s ‘Racist’ Comments

The GOP presidential candidate asserted that while Gov. Paul LePage's statements may have been offensive, he shouldn’t have the remarks held against him.

The GOP presidential candidate asserted that while Gov. Paul LePage’s statements may have been offensive, he shouldn’t have the remarks held against him.

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Gov. LePage Is Spouting Racist Nonsense Again

LePage explained to his constituents that he’s as concerned about heroin abuse in the state as the next person, but he doesn’t want to blame residents of Maine.

LePage explained to his constituents that he’s as concerned about heroin abuse in the state as the next person, but he doesn’t want to blame residents of Maine.

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Maine Governor and Chris Christie Ally Faces Firestorm Over ‘Racist’ Remarks

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is facing a wave of criticism for making what many have deemed to be racist comments during a Bridgton town hall meeting.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is facing a wave of criticism for making what many have deemed to be racist comments during a Bridgton town hall meeting.

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Maine’s Republican Governor Oversees Decline in Food Assistance

The USDA has been in contact with Maine's health department multiple times regarding its slow SNAP response times and failure to produce data.

The USDA has been in contact with Maine’s health department multiple times regarding its slow SNAP response times and failure to produce data.

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Proposed Wisconsin Bill Would Discriminate Against Transgender Youth

The GOP-backed bill would require school boards to designate bathrooms and locker rooms as being exclusively for one gender.

The GOP-backed bill would require school boards to designate bathrooms and locker rooms as being exclusively for one gender.

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Maine Republicans Will Target Fetal Tissue and Planned Parenthood

Republicans, who control the state senate, are poised to push anti-choice legislation. It remains unclear how much success they will have in a divided legislature.

Republicans, who control the state senate, are poised to push anti-choice legislation. It remains unclear how much success they will have in a divided legislature.

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LePage Administration Goes After Family Planning Group

The Family Planning Association of Maine (FPAM) asked a judge to overturn a Maine state government order that the organization repay more than $180,000 the government claims it overpaid the nonprofit.

The Family Planning Association of Maine (FPAM) asked a judge to overturn a Maine state government order that the organization repay more than $180,000 the government claims it overpaid the nonprofit.

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Maine’s New Anti-Shackling Law Was No ‘Accident’

After Maine Gov. Paul LePage made national news earlier this month by claiming to have “pocket vetoed” 19 bills that became law without his signature, messages started popping up in my inbox saying things like “An accidental win!” and “Maine—accidentally—outlaws shackling pregnant women?”

After Maine Gov. Paul LePage made national news earlier this month by claiming to have “pocket vetoed” 19 bills that became law without his signature, messages started popping up in my inbox saying things like “An accidental win!” and “Maine—accidentally—outlaws shackling pregnant women?”

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Recent SNAP Restrictions Are Another Reminder That Poverty Is a Reproductive Issue

I know firsthand that for many people, poverty is often related to a lack of access to basic health care, including abortion. This growing burden, carried primarily by poor people, is a blind spot for many legislatures and courts around the country.

I know firsthand that for many people, poverty is often related to a lack of access to basic health care, including abortion. This growing burden, carried primarily by poor people, is a blind spot for many legislatures and courts around the country.

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