TRANSITION WATCH: Fewer state-level Democrats are becoming Republicans than in 1994, new Speakers of the House are elected in Montana and Tennessee and other news of the historic shift in power in the states
Governor-elect Paul LePage campaigned on doing away with Maine's first-in-the-nation attempt at creating universal health coverage. With Republicans in charge of the state Legislature, too, there's a good chance he'll get his way.
Maine meets six of eight policy benchmarks aimed at addressing children’s dental health needs, one more than it met in 2010. The state surpassed the benchmark for the percentage of Medicaid-enrolled children receiving dental services.