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October 19, 2016
Garrett Martin blog 11-16-2015

Garrett Martin

Don’t be deceived Sebago, Lincolnville, Greenwood, Bremen, Newry, Machiasport, and Jonesport. Despite Maine Heritage Policy Center’s (MHPC) bogus claim, a “Yes” vote on Question 2 will not cause you to lose education funding. In fact, you likely

October 18, 2016
Jody Harris

Jody Harris

When MECEP joined a dozen nonprofit labor, business, senior, economic justice, and community organizations from Maine to call for stronger federal consumer protections against predatory payday lenders, we didn’t know we were enlisting in a movement!

But consumers …

October 17, 2016
Sarah Austin

Sarah Austin

Question 2 on this November’s ballot increases revenue for education by $159 million a year. The state would distribute revenue raised through the existing state funding formula, and state funding would reach  55 percent of statewide education costs, …

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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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Report Verifies Downward Trend in Maine’s Commitment to School Funding, Reinforces Case for Question 2
Maine deserves a serious, not slanderous, minimum wage debate
Maine will have 2nd highest top tax rate in U.S. if Question 2 passes
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