Posts From Beacon Staff

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Watch it live: White House Conference on Aging

Today, the White House will host an historic gathering on a public issue that’s vitally important to the State of Maine. The White House Conference on Aging will include discussions

Paul LePage

Gov. LePage’s mistake means 13,000 women will gain access to reproductive health care

Maine Governor Paul LePage held another 51 bills past the deadline for a veto on Saturday night, allowing them to become law. They include LD 319, a measure to expand

Bob Macdonald

July 10, 2015 – The miracle of Gov. LePage’s incompetence

On this week’s episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin and Mike Tipping discuss Maine Governor Paul LePage’s colossal Constitutional mistake and how it has allowed General Assistance eligibility for asylum seekers to be enshrined in law

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Mainers bid good riddance to payday lender

When Lynnea Hawkins of Auburn fell behind on her electricity bill, she was forced to take out a payday loan to prevent her power from being disconnected. “I couldn’t let

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Gov. LePage’s epic Constitutional error means aid for asylum seekers will become law

In a stunning reversal of fortune for more than a thousand immigrant asylum-seekers and their families in Maine, it appears that Governor Paul LePage, who vehemently opposes any state or

Paul LePage

Documents show LePage lied about minimum wage

In a speech to the Portland Regional Chamber back in April, Governor Paul LePage claimed that he gets “constant emails” from elderly Mainers imploring him not to allow an increase in

Maine Legislature

July 3, 2015 – Will Gov. LePage be impeached?

In this week’s episode of the Beacon Podcast, Mike Tipping and Ben Chin discuss the Good Will-Hinckley saga, explaining what happened, what the reactions have been from legislators, political operatives and the public, what exactly OPEGA is and what may come next.

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After powerful testimony, Lewiston City Council continues support for asylum seekers

The Lewiston City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 to continue to provide support for asylum seekers currently receiving General Assistance. In a separate, 3-4 vote, the Council decided to stop

Paul LePage

Maine’s newspapers call for investigation, impeachment of Gov. LePage

In editorials printed this morning, the editorial boards of Maine’s two largest newspapers called for an investigation into Governor Paul LePage’s actions in threatening to pull funding meant to help at-risk

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King, Collins thanked for sponsoring anti-torture amendment

Members and staff of the Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) visited the offices of Senator Angus King in Scarborough and Senator Susan Collins in Bangor today to hand-deliver 200 messages from