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    Maine Musings

    What health insurance in Maine could look like in Maine without Obamacare – By Jackie Farwell, Bangor Daily News Staff The Affordable Care Act has taken center stage as congressional Republicans scurry to dismantle it, nearly seven years after its passage. During that time, the landmark health reform law has greatly altered the health care […]

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    Granite State Rumblings

    Congress has already taken steps to begin the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. On Thursday the Senate voted 51-48 on the budget resolution, which includes instructions for nixing the Affordable Care Act, largely along a party-line vote. GOP Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) was the only Republican to vote against the resolution. On Friday the […]

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    The cost of repeal

    Could it be that children’s issues are migrating to the front burner?! It seems to be….at least in the press. Articles abound in major papers, national news magazines and journals. Rarely a day goes by that we don’t read numerous headlines about the high cost of child care and the toll it’s taking on working […]

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    Our Turn: It’s time to support full-day kindergarten

    By Lindsay Hanson, Christina D’Allesandro and MaryLou Beaver for the Concord Monitor Thursday, January 12, 2017 Today, in the House Education Committee, bipartisan legislation to finally fully support full-day kindergarten will be heard. Full-day kindergarten has solid bipartisan support. In fact, Gov. Sununu expressed support for full funding of full-day kindergarten during the campaign, and recent polling […]

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    The Change That Should Be

    Welcome 2017! Yesterday, the Iowa Legislature convened for the 87th General Assembly and today, Governor Branstad gave his last Condition of the State address. In less than two weeks, President-Elect Trump will be sworn in to office. It feels like we are on the fast track. Hold on for the ride! Since the election, Every […]

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    Donald Trump’s Choices for Cabinet Posts

    To the Editor: Re “Choice to Lead H.H.S. Is Eager to Cut Its Clout” (news article, Dec. 5): The last time I heard a politician glibly suggest that citizens “vote with their feet” if they didn’t like how their state was administering federally funded health programs like Medicaid and maternal and child health programs, Ronald […]

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    #NoMoreLead Twitter Storm – Dec. 6, 2016

    Please join the Children’s Budget Coalition for a #NoMoreLead tweetstorm Tuesday, December 6 from 3:30-4:30pm ET. It has been over a year since the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, MI became front page news, and in that time we have learned that sadly Flint is not alone. Hundreds of communities and schools around the country have discovered […]

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    Granite State Rumblings

    Now that the elections and Thanksgiving are in our rearview mirror, our attention turns to the holidays of December and the hope of what a new year will bring. 2016 has been a long year for the advocates, organizations, and agencies across the state and across the country who have worked tirelessly to ensure that […]

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    #InvestInUs Twitter Storm

    Sample tweets Join the #InvestInUs tweet storm and let us know how Congress can best invest in your community. Now is the time to protect funding for programs serving children & families. Ask Congress to #InvestInUs. Children are 100% of our future. They deserve more than 2% of federal spending. #InvestInUs Continuing resolutions do more damage […]

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    Looking Back on 2016

    As I write this it is one day before the election. Tomorrow I will cast my ballot. Today, I reflect on the past 18 months of working an electoral campaign for kids. I think one of the highlights of this season for me was that we had many opportunities to meet all the men and […]

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