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Eight Democrats join Gov. LePage in minimum wage rollback attempt

It appears Democrats in the Maine Legislature are splitting on the minimum wage, with at least six Democratic representatives and two senators breaking with their party to co-sponsor legislation to

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Maine mom stars in TV ad to save Affordable Care Act

Katie Sherman, a small business owner from Buxton, and her daughter Olive are featured in a new television ad airing during the Congressional recess in Maine and other key states.

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The Resistance is evolving, and growing in strength

Something is afoot in American politics these days. When massive, spontaneous protests took shape mere days into the new Trump administration, many observers and pundits were left asking whether the

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Sen. Collins’ long, silent walk, Maine’s next referendum and the fight for family care

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike talk about the wave of protests that greeted Sen. Susan Collins on her return to the state, including an especially

Mainers for Accountable Leadership

Wave of protests greet Sen. Collins as she returns to Maine

Senator Collins returned home to Maine this week for the congressional recess and was greeted with a series of rallies and protests across the state calling on her to meet

Paul LePage

School funding in limbo as Gov. LePage refuses to implement Question 2

Governor Paul LePage and Maine Republicans are apparently having trouble deciding which election outcomes should or should not be respected, with Mainers treated to the strange spectacle of a governor

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Hard work pays off as health care expansion referendum heads to ballot

Members of the Mainers for Health Care coalition are celebrating the announcement that Maine’s Secretary of State has officially certified more than enough signatures to place a Citizen Initiative to

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Mainers launch campaign for guaranteed child care for kids and home care for seniors

Parents, policy experts, Maine state legislators and advocates for children and the elderly gathered at Roots and Fruits Preschool in South Portland on Monday to unveil the details of a

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Will Maine restaurants divest from Trump and LePage?

Progressive activists are asking local restaurants to cancel their membership with the Maine Restaurant Association, a branch of the National Restaurant Association, following a series of controversial actions by the

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Maine’s resistance gets organized

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike thank the hard-working organizers who are putting together the upcoming Maine Resistance Summit – all are welcome. Also: A UMaine student