Gov. LePage’s obsession, votes on the estate tax and minimum wage, and immigration politics in Portland

Gov. LePage’s obsession, votes on the estate tax and minimum wage, and immigration politics in Portland

In this episode of the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike discuss solid votes in the Maine House on the estate tax and the minimum wage competing measure proposal, Gov. Paul LePage’s strange speech at the tourism conference, Portland’s office of New Americans and early poll numbers for the Maine presidential race.

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Photo via Andi Parkinson.

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