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education

It’s time to stand up against Gov. LePage’s anti-education agenda

I got my first taste of Maine politics in 2011, when, as a sophomore Education major at the University of Maine at Farmington, a recently-elected Governor LePage vowed to balance

racial justice

Lewiston stands against hate

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike talk about the community response to the racist signs targeting Ben in the Lewiston mayoral race. They also discuss new support

fair taxes

For Chamber, corporate tax loopholes trump accountable elections

Yesterday, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce publicly opposed Question 1, the citizen initiative to reduce the influence of big money on state elections. Rather than take issue with the

fair taxes

Gov. LePage should stop exploiting young Mainers to push tax cuts for the rich

Compared to previous outings Governor LePage has made to Androscoggin county, his most recent trip to Lewiston this week for a public forum was relatively subdued. He didn’t, for example,

polling

Happy Maine politics news, for once

On this all-good-news episode of the Beacon Podcast, Mike and Ben talk about the surge of young progressives running for municipal office, the just-launched referendum to fund local schools with

democracy

Citizen initiative launched to tax wealthy, invest in Maine schools

Stand Up for Students, a new campaign backed by parents, teachers and education and community organizations, has announced an effort to place a citizen-initiated referendum on the 2016 ballot to

retirement security

Emily Cain on the issues

This week on the podcast, Ben and Mike are joined by former state senator and current congressional candidate Emily Cain. She explained her positions on a range of issues, from

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King, Mitchell urge ‘Yes’ vote on Question 1

Question 1 on the November 3rd ballot earned the support of two Maine political giants on Thursday, with the joint endorsement of U.S. Senator Angus King and former Senate Majority

Bruce Poliquin

Congressional candidate Joe Baldacci on the issues

This week on the podcast, Ben and Mike are joined by Bangor City Councillor and Second-District congressional candidate Joe Baldacci. Learn his positions on everything from abortion rights to expanding

Paul LePage

Gov. Lepage’s tax initiative is a huge giveaway to the wealthy

An analysis by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) shows that the proposal to cut the state income tax to four percent, which makes up part of a ballot