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January 26, 2015

The table that appeared on Page 10 of this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram is fatally flawed due to a variety of calculation errors and faulty methodology. It grossly overstates the benefits of the LePage tax plan. Readers should ignore it …

January 23, 2015

MECEP economist Joel Johnson recently spoke with MaineBiz about his predictions for the New Year.

Joel forecast slow, unbalanced economic growth in 2015. Households will get a break from lower gasoline and home heating oil costs in the short-term. But …

January 20, 2015

MEEOA_logoLast week, I was fortunate to be invited to speak on higher education funding at the annual conference of the Maine Educational Opportunity Association (MEEOA). MEEOA represents the federally-funded Upward Bound and TRIO programs, which serve over 10,000 Mainers – …

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MECEP Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address - January 20, 2015
The Maine Center for Economic Policy issued the following statement from executive director Garrett Martin in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address this evening: “Tonight the President laid out an agenda for prosperity that targets America’s greatest economic asset: a robust, productive middle class. read more
“Pay It Forward” Is Not a Solution to Maine’s College Affordability Problem - December 15, 2014
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 31, 2014
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
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