Susan Collins

Susan Collins

Three things you can do right now to help Maine immigrants targeted by Trump

Last week the Trump administration once again attempted to put in place a new travel ban targeting a set of majority-Muslim nations, and once again federal courts blocked the ban

health care

It’s like Trumpcare was designed to hurt Maine, and Rep. Poliquin’s political future

This week on the Beacon podcast, Mike, Taryn and Ben talk health care, including the effects on Mainers of the Republican health care proposal and what a new poll tells

Susan Collins

Sen. Collins’ long, silent walk, Maine’s next referendum and the fight for family care

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike talk about the wave of protests that greeted Sen. Susan Collins on her return to the state, including an especially

Mainers for Accountable Leadership

Wave of protests greet Sen. Collins as she returns to Maine

Senator Collins returned home to Maine this week for the congressional recess and was greeted with a series of rallies and protests across the state calling on her to meet

Maine Restaurant Association

Maine Restaurant Association backs Trump’s Labor nominee in letter to Collins

The Maine Restaurant Association, the industry lobby group that fought an unsuccessful campaign to stop the state minimum wage increase referendum last year, has begun pressuring Maine Senator Susan Collins

fair wages

Is Mary Mayhew Dolores Umbridge and other important questions

This week on the Beacon podcast Taryn, Ben and Mike discuss Governor LePage’s State of the State address, how DHHS misdirected more than $13 million meant to help poor kids,

family leave

Maine workers, business owners ask Sen. Collins to reject Puzder

Making the case that an opponent of the minimum wage and workplace protections shouldn’t head the U.S. Department of Labor, Maine small business owners and activists for workers’ rights held

racial justice

The birth of Maine’s resistance and where we go from here

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike talk about the flood of marches, campaigns, rallies and actions in the first two weeks of Trump’s presidency and discuss

democracy

Burns: We can’t let Sen. Collins trick us anymore

Tracking votes within the halls of Congress is an arcane, head-scratching process. The byzantine rules that govern how bills and appointments move from committee to committee, to the floor of

federal

Report: Sen. Collins only opposed DeVos once she knew her vote wouldn’t matter

According to Republican sources quoted by Politico, Maine Senator Susan Collins waited to announce her opposition to Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Education, until