health care

federal

Clean Power Plan delay could harm Maine’s health and economy

Yesterday, after a legal challenge brought by the fossil fuel industry, the Supreme Court issued a temporary stay on the Clean Power Plan (CPP) advanced by President Obama’s Environmental Protection

health care

Speaker Eves responds to Gov. LePage’s ‘socialist’ attack

Democratic House Speakers Mark Eves has issued a written response to Gov. LePage’s insult-laden letter, which was sent to legislative leaders today as a replacement for Maine’s traditional State of

gender

A rape in rural Maine

For eight years, I worked as a volunteer advocate for victims of sexual assault. When a woman was raped, they called me, often in the dead of night, to help

health care

Maine women lobby for economic fairness, reproductive freedom

Dozens of Maine women dressed in red took to the halls of the Capitol on Thursday to show their support for a range of bills to improve economic security for women

fair taxes

Ben is back, impeachment fails, minimum wage referendum succeeds, and lots more

On this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin and Mike Tipping discuss the submission of signatures to put a minimum wage increase on the ballot, all the other campaigns

equality

Surge of progressive Maine women line up to run for House and Senate

Emerge Maine, an organization dedicated to encouraging and training progressive women to run for office, announced at a State House press conference yesterday that at least 18 of its program

education

These new employment trends are making Mainers even more economically vulnerable

As if employment opportunities for low-income workers weren’t bleak enough―low-wages, no retirement savings, no health insurance― now these workers face a complete breakdown of the traditional employer-employee relationship that historically

Paul LePage

Lawsuit: LePage administration illegally cut off health care help

A new lawsuit filed by Consumers for Affordable Health Care (CAHC) against the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) alleges that the LePage administration is violating both state and federal

podcast

All Planned Parenthood, all the time

On this week’s episode of the Beacon podcast, we spend the entire show with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s VP of Public Policy, Nicole Clegg, who discusses the attack

organizing

Organizing, elections and being a foster parent

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Mike is joined by Jennie Pirkl, Portland-Area community organizer for the Maine People’s Alliance. They discuss what she’s been working on and the