Paul LePage

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

Phil Bartlett

Maine Democrats seek public input on issues and strategy

The Maine Democratic Party is conducting a series of public forums and is promoting an online survey to gauge Maine progressives’ passions and priorities. “Now more than ever, Maine needs a strong Democratic party. People are counting on us to stand up for an economy and health care system that

religion

Three things you can do right now to help Maine immigrants targeted by Trump

Last week the Trump administration once again attempted to put in place a new travel ban targeting a set of majority-Muslim nations, and once again federal courts blocked the ban as unconstitutional. Leaders of the Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition thanked the courts for the ruling. “I feel encouraged knowing that

federal

It’s like Trumpcare was designed to hurt Maine, and Rep. Poliquin’s political future

This week on the Beacon podcast, Mike, Taryn and Ben talk health care, including the effects on Mainers of the Republican health care proposal and what a new poll tells us about the potential political cost to Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Bruce Poliquin. Also, positive new jobs numbers show