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Mike Tipping

About Mike Tipping

Mike writes about Maine politics and policy with a focus on analysis and explanation. He works at the Maine People's Alliance and Maine People's Resource Center, writes a political column for the Portland Press Herald

Anti-LePage rally dwarfs pro-LePage rally in Augusta

There were dueling rallies at the capitol yesterday, one organized by conservative groups to press lawmakers to uphold Governor Paul LePage’s veto of the budget, the other urging legislators to investigate and impeach the governor. The anti-LePage gathering, which was organized following his threatening of funding for at-risk students at a school rung by Good […]

Maine Senate Republicans go all-out to protect wealthy from tax fairness

Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport - Troy R. Bennett | BDN

There’s something very important to note in light of the Maine Senate Republicans’ proposed budget framework, which includes moving towards a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds majority for income tax increases, and that’s this: The only increases in income tax rates (or closings of tax loopholes) that have been proposed, whether in the Democrats’ budget […]