Archive for February, 2011

I’m sure you’ve already heard about Governor LePage’s dismissal of the dangers of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA). Governor LePage said: “The only thing that I’ve heard is if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave and you heat it up, it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen. So the worst […]

CBS News published a great piece on the lack of paid parent leave in the United States, as compared to other countries: Americans often take pride in ways their nation differs from others. But one distinction — lack of a nationwide policy of paid maternity leave — is cited in a new report as an […]

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Hot off the press: A new study shows that two-thirds of employers support nation’s first paid sick days law Strengthening the case for new paid sick days laws in Maine and across the country, a research study has found significant benefits for workers and minimal impact on businesses from the nation’s first paid sick day […]

I’ve got two things for you today: a Valentine’s Day hearing at the State House and a heart-warming new marriage equality project. Have a heart for Maine children – attend the hearing on L.D. 1 on Valentine’s Day. Governor Paul LePage has released a set of proposed regulatory roll-backs that would eliminate or dramatically weaken […]

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In her blog, Jessica Esch, wrote a fantastic piece on  the truth about TANF benefits. We think Jessica truly said it best with this telling visual she created, comparing TANF recipiency in Maine to other New England States.  In her piece Jessica points out that, Maine provides the lowest temporary cash assistance benefit in New England. A […]