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March 26, 2015

With today’s visit from Governor Kasich of Ohio, Governor LePage appears to be buying into a radical and reckless idea to call a Constitutional Convention under Article V of the US Constitution. The legislature should reject any resolve or other …

March 25, 2015

Buried in Governor LePage’s tax reform proposal is a good provision that would create new refundable income tax credit for low-income Maine residents. This credit is meant to offset some of the impact of sales tax increases and expansions the …

March 24, 2015

Instead of informing yesterday’s public hearing on a raft of bills that would raise Maine’s minimum wage, the Maine Department of Labor chose to present a slew of unhelpful facts in an attempt to persuade lawmakers to vote against common-sense …

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Testimony in Support of LD 843, An Act to Raise the Minimum Wage and Index It to the National Average Wage - March 23, 2015
“An increase in Maine’s minimum wage is long overdue. Adjusted for inflation, the minimum wage in Maine is lower than it was forty years ago. read more
Testimony in Opposition to Income and Estate Tax Cuts in the Governor’s Biennial Budget Proposal - February 17, 2015
“We urge the legislature to reject the governor’s proposed tax cuts for three basic reasons. First, the proposal does not pay for the cuts. read more
Analyzing Governor LePage’s Tax Reform Plan - February 13, 2015
Presentation at MECEP’s 2015 Tax and Budget Conference by MECEP economist Joel Johnson. To view the slide show, click here read more
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