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fair wages

Maine workers fight to protect minimum wage increase

More than 150 workers from across Maine visited the State House on Thursday to ask legislators a simple question: do you stand with working families, or with large corporations and

Paul LePage

MaineCare reimbursement cuts would sever lifeline for mentally ill

Dennis looks like your average middle-aged Portlander with his frayed Red Sox cap, specks of graying hair, stylish frames, and an easy smile, by all appearances one of the “able-bodied”

Maine Legislature

Sen. Dow attempts to shield wealthy from taxes, undo Question 2

When I wrote last week about members of the state Legislature working to undermine the will of Maine voters by rolling back key provisions of the referenda passed into law

health care

Don’t be fooled: Gov. LePage is trying to make Trumpcare even worse

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Taryn and Mike are joined by Robyn Merrill of Maine Equal Justice Partners to discuss the Republican health care plan, the state budget and

small business

Sen. Millett’s bill would guarantee paid sick days for working Mainers

41 million people, more than a third of American workers, don’t have the option of taking a single paid sick day from their jobs. A new bill introduced Wednesday at

federal

Sen. King: Republican health care proposal will “shaft” Mainers who need coverage

In a blistering speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, independent Senator Angus King criticized the  proposal backed by Congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump. “I don’t

events

Mainers to rally for Planned Parenthood today in Portland and Lewiston

One day after Republicans in Congress introduced legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including a provision blocking millions of people from accessing birth control and cancer screenings through Planned

Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition

Maine immigrant leaders blast Trump’s new Muslim ban

Maine immigrants and civil rights advocates are calling the new immigration order released by the Trump administration on Monday both unjust and unconstitutional. The Executive Order, which is written to

fair wages

Hundreds gather to plan Maine’s Resistance

Almost 800 Mainers from every corner of the state gathered at the Augusta Civic Center on Sunday for an all-day summit and skill-building seminar hosted by the Maine People’s Alliance

human rights

No justification for Gov. LePage’s latest attack on poor, ill and vulnerable Mainers

Some of the most vulnerable Mainers are about to get hit with a one-two sucker punch from DHHS director Mary Mayhew and Governor Paul LePage that, if approved, will decimate