Bills to ensure wealthy and corporations pay fair share of taxes will be a focus this session / by Evan Popp

Mainers rally in Augusta in 2019 for a fair tax code | Beacon Orignally published in Maine Beacon, January 13, 2022 Advocates and progressive lawmakers are planning to push a series of tax fairness measures this legislative session in an effort to rebalance Maine’s tax code and ensure that the wealthy and corporations are payingContinue reading “Bills to ensure wealthy and corporations pay fair share of taxes will be a focus this session / by Evan Popp”

‘Dangerous and chilling:’ Maine advocates decry Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe / by Evan Popp

Photo: Sen. Susan Collins meets with Justice Brett Kavanaugh ahead of his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. | Zach Gibson, Getty Images In a decision by a conservative majority largely appointed by presidents who lost the popular vote, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday struck down Roe v. Wade, invalidating the constitutional protection to an abortionContinue reading “‘Dangerous and chilling:’ Maine advocates decry Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe / by Evan Popp”

Opinion: The politicians have failed on guns. Time to go to the people / by Ethan Strimling

Photo: Students protest for gun reform outside the White House | Lorie Shaull/Creative Commons via Flickr Because we have a Democratic governor who once earned an A+ from the NRA while serving as a state legislator and as governor watered down the only gun safety initiative she was willing to sign (even gun rights groups endorsed it afterContinue reading “Opinion: The politicians have failed on guns. Time to go to the people / by Ethan Strimling”

Maine News: Progressive legislators not seeking reelection say institutional barriers often prevent change / by Evan Popp

Top photo: State Sen. Chloe Maxmin (left) and state Rep. Mike Sylvester (right). Photos via Facebook and Beacon archive As the November 2022 election approaches, some progressive lawmakers are choosing to leave the legislature despite being eligible for another term. While proud of the work they accomplished at the State House, a number of thoseContinue reading “Maine News: Progressive legislators not seeking reelection say institutional barriers often prevent change / by Evan Popp”

Maine News: Wabanaki vow to continue larger sovereignty push amid Mills’ opposition to historic bill / Evan Popp

Supporters of tribal sovereignty at the State House last month | Via Wabanaki Alliance  After opposition from Gov. Janet Mills halted progress on a bill that would reinforce Wabanaki sovereignty and reset a relationship with the state that the tribes argue is fraught with paternalism, Wabanaki leaders say they will continue the push to beContinue reading “Maine News: Wabanaki vow to continue larger sovereignty push amid Mills’ opposition to historic bill / Evan Popp”