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March 16, 2017

President Trump’s budget proposal, unveiled on Thursday, would have dramatic and detrimental effects on Mainers across the state, as it eliminates or reduces federal spending on a number of critical programs that help Maine build a strong economy and

March 14, 2017
James Myall

James Myall

New analysis by MECEP shows that the Washington Republicans’ plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will hit Mainers especially hard, due to the restructuring of federal subsidies for health insurance purchased through the individual market. The House …

March 10, 2017
Garrett Martin

Garrett Martin

Economic impact analysis is not an exact science. It is rife with assumptions. Bad assumptions result in bad analysis. And bad analysis yields bad public policy.

Look no further  than the “Kansas experiment” for the disastrous consequences of …

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Featured Analyses and Commentary
Lost Federal Funds: Lost Opportunities for Maine - March 21, 2017
Since 2011, Maine has forfeited over $1.9 billion in available federal resources that could have helped protect Mainers’ health and well-being, promote tax fairness, and boost the state’s economy. read more
Trump budget would drain millions out of Maine’s economy; from agriculture to workforce development - March 16, 2017
James Myall President Trump’s budget proposal, unveiled on Thursday, would have dramatic and detrimental effects on Mainers across the state, as it eliminates or reduces federal spending on a number of critical programs that help Maine build a strong economy and vibrant, thriving communities. read more
Older Low-Income Mainers Face 1500% Increase in Insurance Premiums Under House GOP Plan - March 10, 2017
New analysis by MECEP shows that the Washington Republicans’ plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will hit Mainers especially hard, due to the restructuring of federal subsidies for health insurance purchased through the individual market. Read More...
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