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July 29, 2016
Jack Weiss

Jack Weiss

Every week, thousands of Mainers work overtime—more than 40 hours per week—to make ends meet. Many workers, even after working 50 to 60 hours per week, still cannot afford basic living expenses for their families.

Finally, new federal …

July 28, 2016
James Myall

James Myall

An internal memo leaked from a member of Governor LePage’s administration to the Portland Press Herald reveals LePage’s plans for the upcoming legislative session and the 2018-19 biennial budget. For his final two-year proposal, the governor plans to …

July 20, 2016
Jody Harris

Jody Harris

The facts about how payday lenders trap working families in debt are shocking:

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Featured Analyses and Commentary
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
MECEP: Jobs Report Confirms that Maine’s Recovery is Incomplete - May 20, 2016
One hundred months after the recession began, Maine is among a handful of states yet to reach pre-recession employment levels For a PDF version of this release, click here. read more
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