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A minimum wage question, LePage’s attacks on poor kids and Brexit

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike discuss the just-released official wording of the minimum wage question, new numbers on low-wage workers from Oxfam, Gov. LePage’s misuse of

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Oxfam: Maine is worst in Northeast for low wages

A national report and set of maps released today by Oxfam and the Economic Policy Institute shows that Maine has fallen far behind neighboring states in the proportion of its