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September 20, 2016
Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

On November 8, Maine voters will consider Question 2, a ballot initiative that would roll back recent tax breaks for the wealthy and dedicate this revenue to provide additional state level resources for schools. In our new report, …

September 6, 2016
James Myall

James Myall

Several recent studies and analyses of the 31 states that have accepted federal money to increase access to health care demonstrate the continued benefits of doing so. The research confirms that Medicaid expansion is a win-win-win – good …

September 1, 2016
Jody Harris

Jody Harris

Jack Weiss

Jack Weiss

What do people do when they need money quickly? Their car needs costly repairs so they can get to work. A medical emergency has resulted in a hefty bill. The furnace is broken, and the temperature …

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Moving Maine Students to the Head of the Class - September 19, 2016
Shoring up state funding for schools by cleaning up Maine’s tax code will promote opportunity for all Maine children PDF of the full report, Moving Maine Students to the Head of the Class PDF of the executive summary of the report, Moving Maine Students to the Head of the Class This November, Maine voters will consider a ballot initiative (Question 2) that rolls back recent tax breaks for the wealthy and dedicates this revenue toward additional state level resources for schools. read more
Restoring the value of work: The case for the $12 minimum wage - September 16, 2016
Question 4 will be an important step toward a Maine economy that works for everyone. AUGUSTA — This November, Maine voters will consider Question 4, an initiative to raise the state’s minimum wage incrementally from the current $7.50 to $12 an hour by 2020. read more
Restoring the Value of Work (full report) - August 17, 2016
This November, Maine voters will consider a ballot initiative to raise the state minimum wage incrementally to $12 an hour by 2020 and gradually increase the subminimum wage for tipped workers until it equals the minimum wage for non-tipped workers by 2026. read more
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