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freedom of access

Rachel Maddow: More than 1,800 Mainers have asked Gov. LePage to resign

In a segment coinciding with Donald Trump’s visit to the Pine Tree State, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow announced the results of a Freedom of Access request her show filed with

racial justice

These Mainers standing against Trump’s racism will warm your heart

As Donald Trump spoke at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Wednesday, Mainers gathered outside to stand against his message of intolerance and hate and stand up for the

health care

Gov. LePage, angry at legislature, threatens to cut Drugs for the Elderly program

Maine Governor Paul LePage announced on Monday that, due to a refusal of legislative leaders to call a special session to reconsider certain legislation, he will use an executive order

Mabel Wadsworth Center

Supreme Court ruling protects abortion rights in Maine

A ruling by the Supreme Court on Monday striking down abortion restrictions in Texas is also good news for Mainers’ access to safe, legal abortions, according to local women’s health

Matt Dunlap

Minimum wage referendum will be Question 4

Voters who support incrementally increasing Maine’s minimum wage to $12 by 2020 will want to vote Yes on Question 4 on this November’s General Election ballot. A random drawing today

democracy

PPH poll: Sen. King would destroy Gov. LePage in 2018 match-up

Maine Governor Paul LePage has said several times in recent town halls and during right-wing radio show appearances that he plans to challenge Sen. Angus King for his seat when

nutrition

A minimum wage question, LePage’s attacks on poor kids and Brexit

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike discuss the just-released official wording of the minimum wage question, new numbers on low-wage workers from Oxfam, Gov. LePage’s misuse of

children

BDN reveals LePage administration misusing money meant for poor children

In a painstakingly detailed investigation, the Bangor Daily News (BDN) has pulled back the curtain, exposing the LePage administration’s maneuvering to undermine the federally funded Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

federal

Rep. Pingree, colleagues occupying House floor to force vote on gun bills

In a protest against the lack of open debate and votes on stalled gun legislation in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Orlando, a group of House Democrats

economy

Oxfam: Maine is worst in Northeast for low wages

A national report and set of maps released today by Oxfam and the Economic Policy Institute shows that Maine has fallen far behind neighboring states in the proportion of its