infrastructure

environment

Tomorrow’s election could help Maine compete in research and technology

Maine currently invests only about one percent of its gross domestic product in research and development, which places it 45th in the nation and last in New England. This lack

Donald Trump

Groundbreaking plan would reverse Trump’s infrastructure cuts, invest in Maine

President Donald Trump surprised political analysts when, after promising new investment in infrastructure projects across the country, his budget proposal last week instead included cuts in funding for maintaining and

children

My kid’s school is falling apart and some Portland city councilors refuse to help

I’m a lifelong Portlander. I went to Reiche Elementary, King Middle, and Portland High. I love Portland and am grateful for the public education I received here, which has opened

climate change

Mainers at Standing Rock explain how you can help

Events are being held across the country (including in Maine) today in solidarity with those at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota who are resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Sara Gideon

Maine Democrats attempt to steer election back to family and economic issues

After weeks of national and international attention to a series of violent and racist statements by Governor Paul LePage and attempts to hold him accountable, or the lack thereof, by

Economic Policy institute

Gov. LePage’s austerity has stalled Maine’s economy

Maine is still waiting after 84 months for its employment levels to recover. EPI identifies short-sighted policies like cutting public spending, failing to invest in infrastructure, and refusing to accept federal monies as causes of this slow growth recovery.

Paul LePage

The risky natural gas pipeline Mainers don’t know they’re on the hook for

Conservation Law Foundation attorney Ben Tettlebaum joins the Beacon podcast this week to discuss the decision by the members of the Maine Public Utilities Commission to ignore the recommendations of

Sara Gideon

Maine solar advocates plan “last stand” Friday at the State House

Supporters of comprehensive solar legislation vetoed by Governor Paul LePage on Wednesday are planning a State House rally on Friday that they’ve dubbed “the people’s Last Stand for Solar.” “On

retirement security

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

state budget

House votes down Gov. LePage’s tax cut for the super wealthy

On a 77-65 party-line vote on Tuesday, the Democratically-controlled Maine House voted down Gov. Paul LePage’s bill to eliminate the estate tax. LD 1622 would have provided a tax break

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