MPA Legislative Scorecard and Candidate Endorsements






View MPA's legislative scorecard and candidate endorsements to see where your elected officials stand on important issues like access to health care and making sure we have a state budget that works for all Mainers.

Christie & LePage Protest Highlights Corporate Contributions







Members of the Maine People’s Alliance held a protest today at a lunchtime fundraiser hosted by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on behalf of Governor Paul LePage. They picketed the Lewiston event in order to bring attention to the two governor’s deep ties to conservative corporate interests.

2014 Senate Legislative Scorecard

At the end of every legislative session, MPA releases a legislative scorecard that evaluates legislators on where they stand not just on the individual issues, but also on their fundamental values, including where they stand on community, investing in the future, fairness, equality, and justice for all Maine people.

2014 House Legislative Scorecard

At the end of every legislative session, MPA releases a legislative scorecard that evaluates legislators on where they stand not just on the individual issues, but also on their fundamental values, including where they stand on community, investing in the future, fairness, equality, and justice for all Maine people.

2014 Legislative Scorecard Bills

Fight to Protect Children from Toxic Chemicals Continues

The Maine People’s Alliance continues to maintain an active role in the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine (ACHM), a coalition of environmental and public health groups working to ensure Maine’s children are protected from dangerous chemicals lurking in everyday products. This year, the coalition saw several positive steps forward in the fight to get toxic chemicals out of consumer products, even as Governor LePage fought new efforts to protect children’s health.

Proposed DHHS Rule bad for Maine’s Immigrants

The recent introduction by the LePage administration of a rule change in DHHS’s General Assistance program that would cut funding for certain categories of immigrants was a serious blow to families in Maine struggling to build new lives in a new home, but it also provided an opportunity to immigrant groups to stand up as one, together with allies from advocacy organizations, faith leaders and other stakeholders, and fight this rule change together.

Health Care Expansion Fight Heats Up

The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, set aside federal funds to cover more people through Medicaid (MaineCare) in each state. These funds are meant to cover 100% of the new costs through 2016, and then taper off to a permanent rate of 90% coverage from 2020 forward. The Supreme Court decision in 2012 upheld the law, but struck down the provision that required states to expand their Medicaid programs, making it an opt-in program.

Legislative Session: Budget Battle Looming

 

Last year, the legislature struck a bipartisan budget deal that raised some taxes in order to avoid the worst spending cuts from Governor LePage. The governor proposed those cuts in order to pay for his tax breaks that disproportionately benefit the wealthy. That budget deal contained two provisions that require action by the legislature this year: $40 million in money going to towns (revenue sharing) has to be paid for by closing corporate tax loop holes; and about $20 million of savings has to be found through increased government efficiency.

MPA Announces Candidate Endorsements

Each election cycle, volunteers with Maine People's Alliance Campaign Vote! PAC evaluate candidates in state and federal races. Those endorsed by MPA Campaign Vote! have shown through their responses to questionnaires and interviews with MPA members that they support the values of community, fairness and investment in the future.

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