Mike Tipping

Maine Public

Maine Calling addresses election issues as part of Maine Public's Your Vote 2018 coverage.

Our panelists discusses the issues surrounding Ballot Question 1 – “Citizen Initiative: Do you want to create the Universal Home Care Program to provide home-based assistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens, regardless of income, funded by a new 3.8% tax on individuals and families with Maine wage and adjusted gross income above the amount subject to Social Security taxes, which is $128,400 in 2018?”

Newell Augur, Home Care & Hospice Alliance, chair of No on Question 1

Mike Tipping, communications director, Mainers for Home Care, Yes on 1

Debate: Ballot Question 4

Oct 20, 2016
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YOUR VOTE 2016 - BALLOT QUESTION 4 - We host a debate on Ballot Question 4 - an act to raise the minimum wage (live from our Lewiston studio)

Guests:

Representing No on Question 4 - Greg Dugal, Executive Director of Maine Restaurant Association & Maine Innkeepers

Representing Yes on Question 4 - Mike Tipping, communications director for Mainers for Fair Wages

Maine House of Representatives

A progressive advocacy group has apologized for a campaign flier that targeted dozens of Republican lawmakers for opposing the expansion of Medicaid in Maine. The Maine Peoples Alliance had sent out the letter to voters in those districts characterizing those legislators as "spineless" for refusing "to stand up" to the governor on the issue. As A.J. Higgins reports, that mesage offended one GOP lawmaker who uses a wheelchair.