Maine Legislature

infrastructure

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

Paul LePage

Maine solar legislation is nothing like Chinese energy policy, which is too bad

Governor Paul LePage’s most recent attack on solar energy in Maine invoked an unlikely partner for the conservative chief executive – the Chinese Communist Party.  The governor cited China’s plan

democracy

If Republicans don’t support health care expansion, the people of Maine may act

This Friday, depending on which way the legislature votes, 70,000 Mainers who are working hard and just scraping by could finally gain access to health care coverage. Another 4,000 Mainers

fair wages

Don’t be fooled by these fake minimum wage ads

An anonymous website, Facebook page and a series of Facebook ads have popped up in Maine attempting to trick supporters of raising the minimum wage into actually calling on their

democracy

Gov. LePage is whining because he failed to deliver for Trump

Governor Paul LePage can whine with the best of them, as he proved once more this week, at the state Republican convention and on-line at his Facebook account. Sure, he

health care

Gov. LePage in Bangor and more votes on health care and the minimum wage

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Mike describes a touching moment between him and Governor Paul LePage and Ben explains what happened in two strange votes in the State

health care

Health care expansion fails in Senate after Republicans Katz and Woodsome flip

After Republican Senator Tom Saviello’s bill to accept federal funding for MaineCare expansion passed by a single vote in the Senate on Tuesday and was subsequently passed in the House

clean energy

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

fair wages

Senate Republicans forced to admit Maine’s low minimum wage is a desperate emergency

Democrats in the Maine Senate prevented an 11th-hour amendment written by corporate lobbyists from undermining the minimum wage referendum last night, but not before every Senate Republican was forced to

Paul LePage

House Republicans back Gov. LePage, prevent review of mental health care cuts

Support services for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism were dealt a blow last night as the Maine House of Representatives voted to uphold a veto by Governor Paul LePage