Posts From Beacon Staff

Paul LePage

Rachel Maddow mocks Gov. LePage’s offer to resign

Last night on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow had some fun with Governor Paul LePage’s statement, made to radio station WGAN, that he’ll resign if enough Maine people want him to. Maddow

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August 21, 2015 – Reproductive rights, Black Lives Matter and Ashley Madison

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Kate Brogan of Maine Family Planning discusses the attacks on and successes of reproductive health care for women in the Maine legislature this

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Bangor City Council considering two new minimum wage proposals

Bangor City Council’s Business and Economic Development Committee heard two new proposals on Tuesday night related to increasing the minimum wage. One, a resolution endorsing efforts by Mainers for Fair

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Mainers for Accountable Elections launches first campaign ad

Mainers for Accountable Elections, the coalition supporting a “Yes” vote on Question 1 this November in order to restore and strengthen Maine’s clean elections system, has lunched its first campaign

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August 14, 2015 – The story behind Lewiston’s worst slumlords

On Tuesday, the Maine People’s Alliance, the Neighborhood Housing League and other local housing advocates and experts held a press conference outside a dilapidated apartment building in Lewiston to release

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August 7, 2015 – Finally, the truth about welfare in Maine

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin interviews Christine Hastedt, Public Policy Director for Maine Equal Justice Partners. Chris explains how public assistance in Maine works and who

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Maine Democrats protest Rep. Poliquin’s vote to privatize Medicare

Maine Democratic Party Executive Director Jeremy Kennedy and a group of party activists delivered a report card to the Bangor office of Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin on Tuesday, giving him

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Sen. King stands with Planned Parenthood in speech from Senate floor

While Senator Susan Collins is receiving criticism for her vote to defund Planned Parenthood on Monday, Maine’s junior senator, independent Angus King, has made his position clear in favor of

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Sen. Collins criticized for vote to defund Planned Parenthood

Maine Senator Susan Collins is garnering local and national attention for her vote yesterday in favor of an unsuccessful effort to strip public funding from Planned Parenthood clinics across the

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July 31, 2015 – The Maine politics lightning round

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin and Mike Tipping discuss four issues, two of which were suggested by listeners on the Facebook page: small businesses endorsing the