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corporate influence

Maine restaurant servers fight to protect minimum wage increase

“With the wage going up I can look forward to an income I can depend on during slow months and when bad weather prevents customers from getting out. It helps

Supreme Court

As Mainers rally against Gorsuch, Sen. Collins prepares to nuke the filibuster

Even as Mainers are standing up and speaking out against President Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, Senator Susan Collins seems set to back the use

gender

Women lead in fight to protect Maine’s minimum wage increase

With a slew of bills scheduled to be heard on Wednesday that could roll back every part of the minimum wage increase passed by referendum last November, Mainers are planning

podcast

Four crazy things Gov. LePage said this week (including threatening to leave Maine)

Sometimes, especially since the election of President Trump, we forget that it isn’t normal to have a chief executive who lies, contradicts himself and makes strange policy proclamations on a

economy

Gov. LePage has been stiffing servers while he works to cut their wages

In an interview on a Lewiston-area radio station on Tuesday, reported on by the Sun Journal, Maine Governor Paul LePage bragged about tipping restaurant servers less over the past few

Susan Collins

With 4,000 letters to Sen. Collins, Mainers remain vigilant to protect health care

A Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act may have failed in the House last week, but health care activists with the Maine People’s Alliance aren’t taking any chances.

Amy Halsted

Mainers will fight to protect minimum wage law

In November, over 420,000 Mainers voted to increase the minimum wage, more than have ever before supported a ballot initiative. Just a few months later, however, Maine’s new minimum wage

New Mainers Public Health Initiative

Trumpcare defeated after wave of grassroots opposition in Maine and across the country

When members of the New Mainers Public Health Initiative and the Maine People‚Äôs Alliance visited Second District Representative Bruce Poliquin’s office in Lewiston multiple times on Thursday, hours from when

public assistance

How Gov. LePage lost Maine almost $2 billion

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike discuss a new report from the Maine Center for Economic Policy showing how the government of Maine has forfeited or

fair taxes

Maine small business owners speak in defense of successful referendum to tax the wealthy

At a marathon budget hearing at the State House on Monday, members of the Maine Small Business Coalition waited until late into the evening to testify before the Taxation Committee