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Paul LePage

Leaked email: Gov. LePage plans more tax cuts for the wealthy

An internal memo leaked from a member of Governor LePage’s administration to the Portland Press Herald reveals LePage’s plans for the upcoming legislative session and the 2018-19 biennial budget. For

racial justice

Portland protest digs up roots of racial unrest

For many, the Black Lives Matter protest two Fridays ago in Portland triggered a sharp pang of racial discomfort—a feeling as if the tide of racial unrest had spilled over

Maine Small Business Coalition

Maine small businesses say minimum wage increase will level the playing field

Small business owners and other supporters of Question 4, the referendum to raise Maine’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020, gathered at Coffee By Design in Portland today

organizing

More states join Maine in minimum wage movement

When 200,000 signatures are delivered to the Secretary of State later today, Colorado will join Maine, Washington and Arizona as states poised to hold referendums this November to raise state

health care

Nurses strike in Presque Isle over wages, safe staffing levels

Nurses at The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle began a two-day strike this morning to highlight what they say is a refusal by hospital management to address key issues

Conservation Law Foundation

The risky natural gas pipeline Mainers don’t know they’re on the hook for

Conservation Law Foundation attorney Ben Tettlebaum joins the Beacon podcast this week to discuss the decision by the members of the Maine Public Utilities Commission to ignore the recommendations of

human rights

Transgender rights ad shot in Maine to air during RNC tonight

An ad shot in Maine depicting discrimination and harassment faced by transgender people in accessing public restrooms will debut on FOX News tonight, the final night of the Republican National

fair taxes

Sen. King backs tax credit for family caregivers

Senator Angus King spoke at the Stewart Adult Day Center in Falmouth yesterday to announce his co-sponsorship of a bill to support family caregivers across Maine. The “Credit for Caring

money in politics

The referendum Gov. LePage hates most

This week on the Beacon podcast, Mike interviews Yes on 2 campaign manager John Kosinski on the Stand Up for Students referendum. Governor Paul LePage has repeatedly said it’s the

federal

House bill threatens school food programs in Maine

A bill in Congress could cut a program Maine has used to dramatically increase the number of students eating breakfast and lunch at school. Community Eligibility lets schools in high-poverty