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The LePage administration has abandoned a generation of Maine children to poverty

Last week in Androscoggin county, a panel of child poverty experts came together at Bates College and produced an absolutely stark set of data. According to the reporting of the

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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

Maine Legislature

Gov. LePage’s tax cuts for the wealthy create a crisis for Maine towns

While state budget debates often spiral off into complex and abstract issues that are hard for an average citizen to digest, at the town and city level the impact of

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Gov. LePage’s justification for cutting taxes for the wealthy is farcical

Economic impact analysis is not an exact science. It is rife with assumptions. Bad assumptions result in bad analysis. And bad analysis yields bad public policy. Look no further  than

immigration

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

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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

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Maine immigrants and allies stand united against hate in Lewiston

More than 250 Mainers gathered at the Franco Center in Lewiston on Saturday to show their support for immigrant families in the state and to advocate for sensible immigration policies.

Paul LePage

Mayor Strimling vows to protect subminimum wage increase in Portland

After losing a battle over the minimum wage at the ballot box by double digits in November, Maine Governor Paul LePage is now attempting to roll back parts of the

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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.

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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