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Hungry kids, punishing the poor and a minimum wage battle in Portland

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike discuss Governor LePage’s latest plan to cut people off food stamps, Congressional inaction on reauthorizing a slate of child nutrition

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Frances Perkins would support raising Maine’s minimum wage

When my grandmother, Frances Perkins, was invited by FDR to be his Secretary of Labor after he was elected president in 1932, she was not at all sure that taking

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Raising Maine’s minimum wage is a trans justice issue

“So you must be happy whole about the Caitlyn Jenner thing, right?” It’s a question many of my cisgender* friends have asked me since Caitlyn Jenner “came out” on the

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September 11, 2015: Tipped workers, a clean river and personal vengeance

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin and Mike Tipping discuss: The votes by the Portland City Council on the minimum wag and the sub-minimum tipped wage The

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Portland City Council turns its back on tipped workers

On Wednesday night, the Portland City Council took their final vote on an ordinance increasing the municipal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in 2016 and $10.68 in 2017, making

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September 4, 2015 – Wacky arm-waving inflatable tube Bens

On this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Danielle Donnelly of Restaurant Opportunity Centers United talks with Mike about tipped workers and the sub-minimum wage, including the upcoming vote by the Portland

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Portland poll shows voters support tipped minimum wage increase

A survey of likely Portland voters, commissioned by the Maine People’s Alliance and conducted by the Maine People’s Resource Center, shows overwhelming support for several initiatives to raise the minimum

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Bangor City Council considering two new minimum wage proposals

Bangor City Council’s Business and Economic Development Committee heard two new proposals on Tuesday night related to increasing the minimum wage. One, a resolution endorsing efforts by Mainers for Fair

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July 31, 2015 – The Maine politics lightning round

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin and Mike Tipping discuss four issues, two of which were suggested by listeners on the Facebook page: small businesses endorsing the

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Maine small businesses endorse minimum wage increase

More than 150 Maine small businesses announced their public support today for Mainers for Fair Wages’ ballot campaign to raise the state minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020.