fair wages

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

small business

Wages and jobs surge in Maine following minimum wage increase

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has just released data from January, the first month where Maine’s new minimum wage increase was in effect, and the results are incredibly promising. Average

Paul LePage

Attempts to undermine referendum results are a profound insult to Maine voters

At the risk of sounding a tad alarmist, I think it’s worth pointing out that our elected officials are actively working to undermine the results of the last election. No

state budget

Maine workers fight to protect minimum wage increase

More than 150 workers from across Maine visited the State House on Thursday to ask legislators a simple question: do you stand with working families, or with large corporations and

Planned Parenthood

Hundreds gather to plan Maine’s Resistance

Almost 800 Mainers from every corner of the state gathered at the Augusta Civic Center on Sunday for an all-day summit and skill-building seminar hosted by the Maine People’s Alliance

health care

Hundreds of Maine progressives plan to meet, learn and recharge their batteries

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben, Taryn and Mike discuss the Resistance Summit being held this Sunday at the Augusta Civic Center. More than 700 Mainers have already RSVP’d

Maine Legislature

Democratic legislators are about to rob Maine of a minimum wage victory

As the president of the Maine Young Democrats, I take very seriously questions regarding creating unnecessary division in an environment where forward motion for progressive political change requires both political

Maine Women's Lobby

Eight Democrats join Gov. LePage in minimum wage rollback attempt

It appears Democrats in the Maine Legislature are splitting on the minimum wage, with at least six Democratic representatives and two senators breaking with their party to co-sponsor legislation to

money in politics

Will Maine restaurants divest from Trump and LePage?

Progressive activists are asking local restaurants to cancel their membership with the Maine Restaurant Association, a branch of the National Restaurant Association, following a series of controversial actions by the

fair wages

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