If it took a while for your internet service provider (ISP) to load this page onto your computer, you’re not alone. Maine has some of the slowest broadband connections in the nation.
High-speed internet is rapidly becoming a …
This November, Mainers will vote on an initiative that would gradually raise Maine’s minimum wage from $7.50 to $12 an hour by 2020. The effects of the initiative would be broad, including raising wages for 1 in 3 …
Conservative fiscal policies at the state and national level have been a key cause of the lackluster economic recovery following the Great Recession, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). EPI’s findings are especially …Visit MECEP's Blog
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 Our failure to invest in higher education is a drag on the economy, our well-being - June 28, 2016
In recent weeks, high schools from Kittery to Fort Kent have bestowed hundreds of diplomas on the Class of 2016. read more Submit comments to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau on proposed rule designed to ban abusive lending practices - June 6, 2016
The Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) urges Maine individuals and organizations to submit comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) about its proposed rule designed to ban abusive lending practices that saddle consumers in Maine and nationwide with crushing debt. read more