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Maine Legislature

Mainers disagree with focus on tax cuts for wealthy, would blame GOP for shutdown

Mainers rank a tax cut for the wealthy proposed by Governor Paul LePage and Republican legislative leaders as their lowest priority for the state budget and say they would largely

Troy Jackson

Maine voters feel strongly that legislators should honor referendum results

A new survey shows that large majorities of Mainers want the legislature to leave laws recently passed by referendum alone. 79% agreed that “the Maine legislature should respect the outcome

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Presidential race in Maine’s Second District remains neck-and-neck

While Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads statewide in Maine by seven percentage points, the race in Maine’s Second Congressional District remains too close to call, according to the final

Paul LePage

A Maine electoral rundown and Gov. LePage pens a love letter

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike discuss the state of the races on the ballot this Tuesday, from the presidential and congressional contests, to the referendums, to

polling

Clinton maintains Maine lead with CD2 too close to call

The fifth in a series of presidential tracking polls conducted for Beacon by the Maine People’s Resource Center finds Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton maintaining a statistically significant lead in Maine’s

Hillary Clinton

Clinton maintains lead in Maine, but CD2 still a nail-biter

The latest Beacon tracking poll shows Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton continuing to hold a solid lead over Republican candidate Donald Trump in Maine, but the race in the Second Congressional

Ethan Strimling

Maine town leaders look to Question 2 to boost local schools

Elected leaders from Androscoggin, Cumberland, and York Counties gathered outside a Portland elementary school today to explain what passage of Question 2 could mean for their schools and their students.

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Poll: Clinton comes roaring back in Maine

Polling numbers for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton have significantly improved in Maine in recent days, according to a new tracking poll conducted for Beacon by the Maine People’s Resource

David Boyer

David Boyer of Yes on 1, minimum wage attacks and the presidential debate

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike interview David Boyer of Yes on 1: Regulate and Tax Marijuana on the campaign, the policy issues behind it and his

money in politics

Press Herald poll: Minimum wage question has a 32-point lead

In a poll just released by the Portland Press Herald and conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, 60% of likely Maine voters said they would vote in