housing

health care

No justification for Gov. LePage’s latest attack on poor, ill and vulnerable Mainers

Some of the most vulnerable Mainers are about to get hit with a one-two sucker punch from DHHS director Mary Mayhew and Governor Paul LePage that, if approved, will decimate

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

South Portland Tenants Association

In a housing crunch, South Portlanders organize for tenants’ rights

Squeezed by the rental housing crunch in the the Portland metro area that is hitting tenants with skyrocketing rents and surprise evictions, citizens south of the Fore River are taking

Pious Ali

Mayor Strimling backs Pious Ali for City Council

Pious Ali’s campaign for an at-large seat on Portland’s City Council received another major endorsement over the weekend, as Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling added his support in a video testimonial.

municipal

Pious Ali endorsed by city councilors, state representatives

At a City Hall press conference yesterday, Portland school board member Pious Ali’s campaign for an at-large city council seat announced a set of new endorsements, including current and former

housing

Video: Why extreme child poverty has skyrocketed in Maine

Extreme child poverty in Maine is surging—a 50% increase over the last five years is the sharpest of any state in the nation. This must-watch video from Maine Equal Justice

corporate influence

A waning session and a last-ditch attempt to undermine the minimum wage

Are corporate lobbyists ignorant or evil? That and other important questions are addressed on this week’s Beacon Podcast, as Ben and Mike explain what to expect in the last few

housing

Gov. LePage and Republican allies say they will never allow senior housing

During a town hall meeting in Orono on Wednesday night, Governor Paul LePage declared that he will continue to defy the will of voters and block a bond approved at

AARP

Seniors descend on Augusta, demand Gov. LePage release housing bond funds

Older Mainers from across the state, and their supporters of all ages, gathered in Augusta yesterday to demand Governor Paul LePage immediately release affordable housing bond funds earmarked for Maine

small business

Mainers make their cases for Bernie and Hillary

In this week’s episode of the Beacon podcast, Mike is joined by MPA lead organizer Gen Lysen and Maine Small Business Coalition director Will Ikard, who make strong cases for

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