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December 19, 2014

Beyond the good news, bad news stories of businesses expanding or shuttering are broader trends that affirm a critical challenge that too many Maine families are facing: there just aren’t enough good paying jobs to go around. Today’s Maine jobs …

December 15, 2014

Workers hurt on the job have no lobby in the State House, so little fanfare accompanied the Bureau of Labor Statistics release on workplace injury this week. But of the states submitting data, Maine’s rate of worksite injury is the

December 1, 2014

Fifteen hundred hospital beds have vanished in rural America since 2010. The cause of the disappearing beds is no mystery:  rural hospitals are closing – and at a quickening pace.  Federal sequestration cuts and lower reimbursements from public and private …

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“Pay It Forward” Is Not a Solution to Maine’s College Affordability Problem - December 15, 2014
Executive summary A good education, including a college degree, is the path to good jobs and economic security for Mainers and their families, especially the working poor. read more
MECEP Matters (October 2014 edition) - October 31, 2014
In This Issue Bonds on the Ballot Dean Baker to Deliver Lee Lecture, December 2 at Portland Public Library Updates on Maine’s Economy and Medicaid Expansion MECEP Staff Blogposts Tell the Story beyond the Numbers MECEP in the News It’s down to the wire as Mainers go to the polls next week to choose a governor, both houses of the state legislature, a U.S. read more
Maine’s economic policies are leaving women behind, especially in rural Maine - October 22, 2014
Tens of thousands of Maine women are mired in poverty, and even more struggle to make ends meet in low-wage jobs. read more
MECEP In The News
Speaker of Maine House and Gov. LePage disagree on state’s employment picture
Interview with Christy Daggett about Maine work place injuries, disabled in the work force
Why eliminating personal income tax in Maine is a bad idea
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