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August 18, 2015

ACAIn the two years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect, more Americans have health insurance than ever before. In 2013, before the law took effect, there were 14 states with over 20 percent of their residents uninsured. …

August 11, 2015

Here are just a few examples of how. Maine children, the elderly, and people with disabilities derive the greatest benefit. But we are all better off when kids get a healthy start, when our parents and grandparents receive proper nursing …

August 10, 2015

SNAP logo_smallOver the course of one year, nearly 1 in 5 Mainers will rely on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to put food on the table. Even more, this figure is an underestimation of the number of people who …

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Budget deal includes refundable tax credits for low- and moderate-income Mainers - 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 receive refundable credits they have coming to them. read more
Latest Budget Deal modestly improves Maine’s tax system progressivity, future revenue adequacy less certain - June 16, 2015
Today, state legislators released details of a budget deal that, if passed, would avoid a state government shutdown. read more
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
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