state budget

James Hamper

Throwing me out of a hearing won’t stop me from speaking against Gov. LePage’s budget

On Friday, I was ejected from a committee hearing of the Maine Legislature where members of the public were testifying on the tax and school funding changes in Gov. LePage’s

Maine Legislature

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,

fair taxes

Here’s exactly how much Gov. LePage’s tax cuts for the wealthy would raise your property taxes

Governor LePage’s budget proposal offers tax breaks worth $23,000 annually to Maine’s 1%, while asking homeowners to pay an average of $300 more in already historically-high property taxes. The budget

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

state budget

Gov. LePage doubles down on inequality and racism as Mainers stand up for one another

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Mike and Ben discuss Governor LePage’s new budget proposal and racist remarks, as well as amazing rallies for health care in Portland and immigrants

Maine Legislature

LePage budget raises taxes for Mainers making less than $92,000, gives huge tax cut to top 1%

At a time when Maine families are falling out of the middle-class, when experienced workers need new skills to secure good paying jobs in a modern economy, and when state

Maine Center for Economic Policy

Study: Question 2 will undo tax breaks for the wealthy, raise $159 million for Maine schools

On November 8, Maine voters will consider Question 2, a ballot initiative that would roll back recent tax breaks for the wealthy and dedicate this revenue to provide additional state

health care

Gov. LePage’s austerity has stalled Maine’s economy

Maine is still waiting after 84 months for its employment levels to recover. EPI identifies short-sighted policies like cutting public spending, failing to invest in infrastructure, and refusing to accept federal monies as causes of this slow growth recovery.

economy

Leaked email: Gov. LePage plans more tax cuts for the wealthy

An internal memo leaked from a member of Governor LePage’s administration to the Portland Press Herald reveals LePage’s plans for the upcoming legislative session and the 2018-19 biennial budget. For

Ana Hicks

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