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Chellie Pingree

Trump budget slams Maine

“President Trump’s budget shows just how empty and cynical his campaign promises actually were,” said Maine First-District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree in response to the release of the Trump administration’s federal

health care

Sen. King, AARP highlight devastating effect of health care repeal on older Mainers

The health care repeal bill passed in the House with the support of Maine Second-District Congressman Bruce Poliquin would be devastating for older Mainers, especially in rural areas. At the

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Maine churches lead the way in fossil fuel divestment

As world leaders prepare to meet at this week’s G-7 summit in Italy, nine Catholic dioceses and religious orders in the U.S. and Europe have committed to divesting their holdings

Donald Trump

With Trump’s workplace safety rollbacks, more Mainers could be hurt on the job

This year in Maine, 22 workers died while on the job. They were lobstermen, teachers, construction laborers, even bankers; people from all walks who paid with their lives in their

municipal

Paint your own leaf: How not to get lost in the enormity of the landscape of resistance

“It’s been a heck of a week so far” is something that I have found myself saying each and every week since President Trump began his term in January. For

Donald Trump

What the failure to impeach LePage should teach us about Trump

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben, Mike and Taryn discuss the fast downward spiral of the Trump administration and what Maine’s experience with our own lying, racist, power-abusing chief

fair wages

AT&T workers across Maine plan to go on strike Friday

AT&T workers, members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), have pledged to walk off the job and form picket lines on Friday at 3 p.m. if contract negotiations continue

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Report: Health care costs would skyrocket in rural Maine under Trumpcare

New analysis from the national Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) demonstrates that the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as passed by the US House of Representatives, would undermine

polling

Mainers disagree with focus on tax cuts for wealthy, would blame GOP for shutdown

Mainers rank a tax cut for the wealthy proposed by Governor Paul LePage and Republican legislative leaders as their lowest priority for the state budget and say they would largely

education

Maine voters feel strongly that legislators should honor referendum results

A new survey shows that large majorities of Mainers want the legislature to leave laws recently passed by referendum alone. 79% agreed that “the Maine legislature should respect the outcome