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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

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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

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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

money in politics

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

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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

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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

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Walmart’s vast web of offshore subsidiaries help it avoid Maine, U.S. taxes

A groundbreaking report released today by Americans for Tax Fairness reveals that mega-retailer Walmart has built a vast, undisclosed web of 78 subsidiaries and branches in 15 offshore tax havens, which