Why can’t we all just get along?

Democrats in the Maine Legislature spent Monday trying to get the message out that they have the best plan to pay off Maine’s hospitals.

But Republicans say linking it to expanding Maine’s Medicaid program isn’t the way to do it.  Now legislators are at a impasse over what to do; and time is running out.

Political analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling answer the questions people across the State are asking: Why does it seem the parties can’t sit down and hammer out something to which everyone can agree?  And why does it seem legislators spend more time getting their message out than getting the people’s business done?