Mark Eves

Paul LePage

Only four Republican legislators support considering sanctions against LePage

Democratic Maine House Speaker Mark Eves released the results of a formal poll of House members last night, asking whether they supported returning to Augusta for a special legislative session

state budget

Speaker Mark Eves on the last four years and his political future

In part two of Ben Chin’s interview with Maine House Speaker Mark Eves, they discuss his time in leadership, how many times Chief of Staff Ana Hicks said no to

retirement security

Looking back with Speaker Mark Eves, Part One

On this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin interviews Maine House Speaker Mark Eves, looking back on his eight years in office. In part one, they discuss how, in

Anne Haskell

Gov. LePage, angry at legislature, threatens to cut Drugs for the Elderly program

Maine Governor Paul LePage announced on Monday that, due to a refusal of legislative leaders to call a special session to reconsider certain legislation, he will use an executive order

Justin Alfond

Democratic leaders reject Gov. LePage’s call for legislative do-over

Maine Democratic legislative leaders soundly rejected Governor Paul LePage’s request this afternoon to hold a special legislative session to revisit several pieces of legislation passed earlier this year, including an

gender

Speaker Eves takes strong stand for transgender Mainers

In a powerful op-ed in the Portland Press Herald this morning, Maine House Speaker Mark Eves called for acceptance and understanding for transgender Mainers. Quoting Martin Luther King, he urged

fair wages

Raising the minimum wage, one plate of spaghetti at a time

On Wednesday, more than a hundred Mainers gathered at Cony high school in Augusta, in part for a taste of the Baldacci family’s secret recipe for spaghetti sauce, but mostly

racial justice

The rise of Trump, the endgame for Bernie, and how to spot a blogger in his natural habitat

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike talk about Donald Trump’s victory in the Republican primaries and what it means for our country’s politics. They also answer the

Maine Legislature

Gov. LePage and Republican allies say they will never allow senior housing

During a town hall meeting in Orono on Wednesday night, Governor Paul LePage declared that he will continue to defy the will of voters and block a bond approved at

Maine Legislature

Maine House Republicans stick with Gov. LePage, torpedo bipartisan budget compromise

A bipartisan agreement to fund previously-passed bills failed to garner the 2/3rds vote needed in the Maine House to override an expected veto by Governor Paul LePage after all but

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