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Paul LePage

The striking similarities between Trump and LePage

On Friday, February 26th, Governor LePage endorsed Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, adding that Trump “could be one of the greatest presidents ever.” He then seemed to

corporate influence

An attempt to derail the minimum wage referendum and a new tax cut for the wealthy

This week on the podcast, Ben Chin and Mike Tipping discuss the recent and upcoming presidential primaries, the attempt by a coalition of business groups to do an end run

fair taxes

Next time you hit a pothole, thank Gov. LePage

With mud season right around the corner, our roads will once again be awash in pot holes knocking auto front-ends out of alignment and costing each Maine driver, on average,

human rights

Bernie Sanders loves us, and so we love him

I support Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. With all my heart. He is a candidate that inspires strong emotion. He is a candidate who inspires love. Judging

food

Flash mobs thank Maine’s low-wage workers

Wearing party hats and dancing to Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5,” supporters of the Mainers for Fair Wages ballot campaign visited fast food restaurants, gas stations and big box stores

war and peace

King, Pingree back Obama on closing Guantanamo

In statements released following President Obama’s announcement of plans to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, yesterday, Representative Chellie Pingree and Senator Angus King of Maine both expressed

straw poll

I’ve been with Hillary since I was a little girl

A few days ago, a photo of an African-American boy looking up at President Obama circulated around my Facebook feed. I bet you’ve seen it, too. It’s pretty clear from

fair taxes

Gov. LePage ignores state law, refuses to fund Clean Elections

Even with some debate in the legislature’s Taxation Committee over what corporate tax loopholes, if any, to close to fund the program, one thing seemed clear: Maine’s Clean Elections system

education

Students from across Maine form new advocacy group

In early December of last year, twenty students from across the state convened to form a new student organization and build the infrastructure of what they plan to be a

children

Maine kids and teachers lobby legislators on school funding gap

Some Maine students and teachers spent part of their February break in Augusta this year, trading the hallways of local schools for the halls of the State House on Thursday