Maine

Paid family leave
Congress Failed To Pass Paid Family Leave. Now It Could Be On The Ballot
After paid family leave was slashed from Democrats' reconciliation package, activists ramped up pressure on the states. In many, the issue will be on the ballot in upcoming elections.
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States Are Hoarding $5.2 Billion In Welfare Funds Even As The Need For Aid Grows
Bonnie Bridgforth supported five children with an $8.50-an-hour job when she was told she no longer qualified for welfare in Maine. But the state — like so many others — was sitting on a huge stockpile of funds.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins speaks to workers at Reed and Reed, a contracting company, while campaigning Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Woolwich, Maine. Collins is seeking re-election against Democratic challenger Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Is Your State Ready For The Pandemic Election? A Look At IA, KS, ME, MT, OH
We’re taking a state-by-state look at the places that appear most ready for a pandemic election, and the places that could be in for a big mess.
Mainers Care About Collins’ Impeachment Vote. But Her Reelection Is About More Than That
Maine has a long history of, and appreciation for, independent legislators.
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21:  U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to members of the media after a vote to fund the government December 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. The Senate has pass a continuing resolution to temporary fund the government through January 19, 2018.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
BIDDEFORD, ME - APRIL 19: Gov. Paul LePage holds a town hall meeting at Biddeford High School Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer)
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