Maine’s superwealthy don’t seem to mind tax fairness referendum

Maine’s superwealthy don’t seem to mind tax fairness referendum

In this week’s episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike discuss new support among small business owners for the minimum wage campaign, the announcement of new federal payday lending rules and they continue their conversation with Rep. Adam Goode and Rep. Ryan Tipping-Spitz.

On the issue of the Stand Up for Students referendum, Goode and Tipping-Spitz express surprise that, despite serving on the tax and education committees, they haven’t heard any Mainers making more than $200,000 a year complaining about the ballot initiative and note that there was no effort in the legislature to derail it with a competing measure, as there was with the minimum wage.

“It’s a referendum that’s not even bothering those very wealthy people. It’s crazy that theres a referendum that’s going to reverse part of the LePage tax cuts and the people the governor has portrayed as wanting this or demanding this, they aren’t even asking for it to stop,” said Goode.

“I didn’t get even a single call against that one,” agrees Tipping-Spitz.

Subscribe to the podcast feed right here using your favorite podcasting app or subscribe using iTunes.


You might also like


July 17, 2015 – Three fronts in Maine’s minimum wage fight

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike talk about the municipal minimum wage increases in Portland and Bangor and new fundraising totals for the statewide referendum campaign to

racial justice

Will Congress undo 50 years of progress on voting rights?

Last week, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965, one of the most consequential pieces of legislation in U.S. history, turned 50. It’s not in great health, but it’s alive,


Love trumps hate as Mainers protest candidate’s visit to Portland

Chanting “From Kittery to Calais to old Fort Kent, Trump is not our President!”, Mainers packed Congress Square Park in downtown Portland this morning to protest the visit of Republican