News coverage

Trial clerks, marshals deserve better pay, Maine’s chief justice says
News story, Portland Press Herald, Feb. 16

New Hampshire rejects anti-worker legislation
WMUR news coverage, Feb. 16

Our View: Maine’s minimum-wage hike is a law, not a suggestion
Editorial in the Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal and Central Maine Morning Sentinel, Feb. 9

Maine Voices: Gov. LePage’s budget is a boon for wealthy, burden for working class
Column by Sarah Austin, policy analyst for the Maine Center for Economic Policy. Feb. 2, Portland Press Herald

Civic, religious leaders condemn Trump immigration order at Hallowell rally
Central Maine Newspapers, Jan. 31

Affordable Care Act Repeal Would be a Disaster for Maine
Report by the Maine Center for Economic Policy, Jan. 17

Obituary of MSEA-SEIU member and Maine Turnpike Authority maintenance worker Jeff Abbott

Maine Turnpike worker hit and killed at construction site near Exit 48 in Portland
News story, Portland Press Herald, Jan. 20

Hey Maine Democrats, try not to turn a victory at the polls into a defeat
Column by Portland Press Herald Editorial Page Editor Greg Kesich, Jan. 24

Maine transportation officials trying to scrape up new plow truck drivers; highway workers often leave for private sector jobs with better pay and hours, particularly in Cumberland and York counties
News story, Portland Press Herald, Jan. 4

Why privatizing mental health services won’t help patients in state care
Column by AFSCME Local 1814 member Lisa Cromwell, a mental health worker at Riverview Psychiatirc Center, Jan. 4, Bangor Daily News

Maine DOT facing shortage of plow truck drivers
WGME TV, Jan. 3

Maine DOT posts 90 job openings for snowplow drivers; will train
Central Maine Newspapers, Jan. 4

From the State House: Riverview’s future too important to decide without public input
Column by State Senator Roger Katz and State Rep. Drew Gattine, Jan. 3

Under LePage administration, state work being funneled to private sector
News story, Portland Press Herald, Oct. 25

‘LePage promised transparency, but multimillion-dollar contract awards remain in the shadows’
News story, Bangor Daily News, Oct. 18

Our View: DHHS outsourcing plan should be cause for alarm
Editorial, Portland Press Herald, Sept. 13

DHHS Seeking Private Partner for Welfare-to-Work Program
– News story, MPBN News, Sept. 12

LePage welfare privatization bid puts 51 state jobs on chopping block
– News story, Bangor Daily News, Sept. 12

State welfare programs to be run by out-of-state company
– WGME TV, Sept. 12

Maine will be recovering from LePage-induced damage for years. Recovery should start now.
– Editorial, Bangor Daily News, Aug. 25

Protestors fight to keep Calais DHHS office
WLBZ2 TV, Aug. 24

Gov. LePage shirks duty to Maine paper industry
Editorial, Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal, Central Maine Morning Sentinel, Aug. 21

Augusta, Waterville courthouses to be open extra half-hour; closing times will be 4:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 6 for most of the state’s 36 courthouses
News story, Kennebec Journal, Aug. 19

Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons
News story, The Washington Post, Aug. 18

When you wish away state government, there are bound to be consequences
– Editorial, Bangor Daily News, Aug. 16

DHHS’ ever-changing plans for housing mentally ill are a cause for deep concern
– Editorial, Bangor Daily News, Aug. 16

DHHS decision to close Calais office prompts outcry
– News story, The Quoddy Times, Aug. 12

Lawmakers say DHHS plan to build forensic unit at Riverview lacks clarity
News story, Portland Press Herald, Aug. 12

LePage’s dizzying, cruel and shameful dishonesty on a state hiring freeze
– Editorial, Bangor Daily News, Aug. 4

Any cuts to state workforce must be backed by solid reasoning
– Editorial, Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal and Central Maine Morning Sentinel, Aug. 4

Maine has sliced the ranks of nurses who prevent outbreaks, help drug-affected babies
– News story, Bangor Daily News, Aug. 9

Memos underscore LePage’s goal of reducing state workforce
– News story, Portland Press Herald, Aug. 2

Read LePage’s hiring freeze memos and decide for yourself
– News story, Bangor Daily News, Aug. 2

Who would go if LePage succeeds in trimming state payroll
– News story, Bangor Daily News, July 31

LePage wants to cut about 2,300 state jobs in next budget, memo shows
– News story, Portland Press Herald, July 26

Editorial: ‘Disarray at Riverview deters patient progress’
— Portland Press Herald, June 20

State employee pay raises shouldn’t be a popularity contest
— Editorial, Bangor Daily News, March 25

LePage’s grave disservice to Maine’s poorest
— Editorial, Bangor Daily News, March 19

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Updated: February 17, 2017 — 11:58 am
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