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trade

Maine House passes bill to ban corporate tax havens

On Wednesday, by a mostly party-line vote, the Maine House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill sponsored by Rep. Ryan Tipping of Orono to close loopholes that allow

labor

Rep. Golden stands up to corporate lobby to fight wage theft

A new bill introduced by House Assistant Majority Leader Jared Golden would crack down on wage theft by unethical employers in Maine. The bill is designed to address a widespread

polling

Here’s how Trump could win in Maine

On this week’s Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike talk about the new polls showing Trump even or ahead in Maine’s Second Congressional District, and how the 2014 Maine gubernatorial race

small business

Gov. LePage, corporate lobbyists attempt to undermine minimum wage referendum

Having previously admitted that defeating the popular minimum wage initiative on Maine’s ballot this November would be “pretty close to impossible,” corporate lobbyists representing the Maine State Chamber of Commerce

Bill Diamond

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

corporate influence

Chamber of Commerce poll leaked: 80% of members support minimum wage hike

Even as lobbyists for the Maine State Chamber of Commerce have been attempting to derail Maine’s minimum wage referendum, their own strategists have been telling them that their members aren’t