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July 2, 2015

“Two days ago, President Obama announced that he’s taking the easiest route to fixing this loophole. He is updating the standards so that employers cannot deny overtime pay to any worker who makes less than $50,440 annually. This is a

June 30, 2015

“Combined with Maine’s circuit breaker property tax relief program, which was renamed and converted to a refundable income tax credit two years ago, there will now be substantial financial incentives for low-income Mainers to file an income tax return and

June 30, 2015

“Governor LePage has it all wrong when he says LMF is only for the rich. LMF very specifically helps working families. In particular, it keeps farm lands in production and provides waterside access for commercial fishermen so they can

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Featured Analyses and Commentary
Where tax fairness is concerned, the legislative Republicans’ tax plan is the worst of all - May 19, 2015
Republican legislators released their plan for overhauling Maine’s tax system last week. Yesterday MECEP posted a chart comparing the distributional impacts of the Republican and Democratic plans. read more
Honoring Maine’s Veterans: Serving Better Those Who Served (Full Report) - May 7, 2015
“Our veterans also rely on the public services and the safety net available to Mainers regardless of military service. read more
The results are in: Accepting federal healthcare funds strengthens state finances, creates jobs, and grows state economies - April 30, 2015
“A recent report prepared by Manatt Health Solutions for the Maine Health Access Foundation, projected that accepting federal healthcare funds now would yield $26.7 million in net savings to Maine’s general fund in 2016. read more
MECEP In The News
MECEP Endorses Campaign Finance Referendum
MECEP Urges the Maine House and Senate to Override an Veto of Key Legislation to Protect Maine Consumers from Unscrupulous Debt Collectors
Crucial college grant gets much-needed boost in Maine’s new budget
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