Maine Insights

LePage’s tax cuts for the rich and corporations cripple education now and in the future

By Ramona du Houx

State lawmakers on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee are calling for increased investment in public education for the state’s two-year budget.

School systems throughout the state have had to cut back essential educational tools, laid off teachers, and have stoped investing in their schools becuase of previous LePage budgets.

LePage becomes a hypocrite refusing to fund anti-Medicaid fraud measure

Article and photo by Ramona du Houx

Democrats on the Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, on March 23rd, endorsed a measure to release funding for critical anti-fraud efforts in the Attorney General’s Office.

But Gov. Paul LePage is against the proven anti-Medicaid fraud measure.

Stephen King still waits for an apology from LePage after the Maine governor lied about him

Novelist Stephen King is still on his quest to obtain an apology from Maine Gov. Paul LePage.

King said Gov. Paul LePage should "Man up and apologize" after his inaccurate claim that when the author has moved away he stopped paying Maine income taxes.

Conversations with Quetzalcoatl- short stories with historic intrigue, ghosts, and love by Esther Pasztory

Conversations with Quetzalcoatl

Maine people from all walks of life demand raising minimum wage at hearings for 8 bills

 State lawmakers on March 23rd held a public hearings on eight separate proposals related to raising the minimum wage.

The hearings were packed with concerned citizens making the case to increase the minimum wage, which stands at $7.50 an hour and has remained at that level since 2009.

Maine proposed law to ramp up Jobs for Maine’s Graduates- a proven model for college degree completion

By Ramona du Houx

A proposed law to increase Maine’s retention and degree attainment rate was unanimously supported by the state’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee today.

Rep. Davitt sponsors proposed law to support Maine veterans

Veterans, military family members and veterans’ services professionals testified before a legislative panel Friday in support of a measure that would bolster programs that support Maine veterans and their families.

Free coffee in exchange for a poem to celebrate World Poetry Day-today!

By Ramona du Houx

Rep. Dunphy introduces bill to require ME labeling of genetically modified food

A boy checks out an orgaincally grown watermellon at the Common Ground Fair in Maine. Photo by Ramona du Houx

By Ramona du Houx

Total Solar Eclipse on the Vernal Equinox, today- with a Supermoon!!

This year, a rare celestial event is taking place on the first day of spring: a total solar eclipse. There has not been a total solar eclipse since Nov. 2013, and the last time the vernal equinox coincided with a total solar eclipse was 1662. This March, 20th- the solar eclipse also conincided with a Supermoon. (NASA photo)