fair taxes

podcast

Maine’s resistance gets organized

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike thank the hard-working organizers who are putting together the upcoming Maine Resistance Summit – all are welcome. Also: A UMaine student

state budget

Throwing me out of a hearing won’t stop me from speaking against Gov. LePage’s budget

On Friday, I was ejected from a committee hearing of the Maine Legislature where members of the public were testifying on the tax and school funding changes in Gov. LePage’s

fair taxes

Here’s exactly how much Gov. LePage’s tax cuts for the wealthy would raise your property taxes

Governor LePage’s budget proposal offers tax breaks worth $23,000 annually to Maine’s 1%, while asking homeowners to pay an average of $300 more in already historically-high property taxes. The budget

religion

The birth of Maine’s resistance and where we go from here

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike talk about the flood of marches, campaigns, rallies and actions in the first two weeks of Trump’s presidency and discuss

Susan Collins

Sen. Collins’ watered-down health care proposal gains little support

At a press conference with Republican colleague Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana yesterday, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine announced an Affordable Care Act replacement proposal that would repeal major portions

racial justice

Gov. LePage doubles down on inequality and racism as Mainers stand up for one another

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Mike and Ben discuss Governor LePage’s new budget proposal and racist remarks, as well as amazing rallies for health care in Portland and immigrants

Hillary Clinton

Ditching personality politics for bold policies is how to win working class, rural Maine

Is it smarter to avoid taking bold policy positions, or embrace a populist, progressive agenda? Is it smarter to run on one’s personal story and biography, or outline a substantive

fair taxes

LePage budget raises taxes for Mainers making less than $92,000, gives huge tax cut to top 1%

At a time when Maine families are falling out of the middle-class, when experienced workers need new skills to secure good paying jobs in a modern economy, and when state

democracy

How Democrats can win back Maine

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike discuss what an analysis of the 2016 referendum results tells us about how Democrats and progressives can win in rural Maine.

education

Gov. LePage starts session with a rant, Sen. Collins speaks up for health care and a Kickstarter you should back

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike discuss the first day of legislative session and Gov. LePage’s latest attacks on voter-approved referenda to raise the minimum wage and