Maine Legislature

Tim Schneider

Gov. LePage is gaslighting Maine

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn Ben and Mike discuss Gov. LePage’s tax remarks (and whether they’re a malicious lie or just betray a basic ignorance) and the Republicans’

education

Is Gov. LePage lying about taxes, or just ignorant?

This Monday, while Governor LePage was confidently and completely mischaracterizing how the surcharge on incomes above $200,000 per year mandated by 2016’s Question 2 referendum would impact the wealthiest in

organizing

You can help choose what issues MPA rates legislators on this year

From the outside looking in, the rapid-fire happenings in Augusta and the twists and turns of the legislative process can seem downright dizzying. (To be honest, it’s not all that

state budget

Gov. LePage will launch statewide campaign to push new tax breaks for the wealthy

Saying he’s “on a campaign now, until I leave office,” Maine Governor Paul LePage declared in a press conference on Monday that he’ll be holding events across the state to

fair taxes

Mainers rally against GOP attempt to roll back fair taxes and school funding referendum

Mainers who helped to pass Question 2, the referendum to funds local schools through a 3% tax increase on income in excess of $200,000, gathered in Augusta on Tuesday to

fair taxes

Bill to tax electric vehicles would take Maine down the wrong road

The state of Maine should be doing everything it can to promote the use of electric vehicles, because zero-emission transportation is an important part of combating man-made climate change, especially

family leave

Gov. LePage’s cruel budget is dead on arrival, now the real conversation begins

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Garrett Martin of the Maine Center for Economic Policy joins Taryn, Ben and Mike to talk about Maine’s state budget, examining Governor LePage’s proposal,

Paul LePage

As opioid deaths skyrocket, police call for Maine to expand Medicaid

An updated analysis released Tuesday by the offices of Maine’s Chief Medical Examiner and Attorney General shows that drug overdose deaths have continued to increase rapidly in Maine. Last year’s

Jeff Timberlake

Maine Republicans threaten government shutdown to repeal fair tax referendum

Are you paying attention?  Things in the State House are heating up. Republicans have threatened to shut down state government unless Democrats agree to overturn the will of the voters

human rights

Bill would prevent Maine workers from being punished for getting sick

Sick leave is often taken for granted by a majority of white-collar workers in Maine, but for many blue-color and service-sector employees, it’s just not an option. Nationally, fewer than