At a time when Maine families are falling out of the middle-class, when experienced workers need new skills to secure good paying jobs in a modern economy, and when state infrastructure is in need of improvement and expansion, …
The voter-approved minimum wage increase takes effect tomorrow, increasing wages for 74,000 Mainers. Nearly 30,000 additional Maine workers are expected to receive a raise this year as employers adjust their pay scales to compensate workers earning wages near …
On November 8th, Maine voters approved two referendum questions the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) strongly supported and for which we provided critical research and analytical support.
MECEP helped to conceive Question 2, the initiative to rollback …Visit MECEP's Blog
The state budget lays the foundation of a strong economy and thriving communities. MECEP’s new policy brief lays out the budget’s role in reviving Maine’s economy. read more LePage’s tax breaks for the wealthy will undermine Maine’s economy - January 5, 2017
Lawmakers can work together to rebuild and redefine the foundations of Maine’s economy that foster opportunities for success and reward hard work, but to do so they must stop Gov. read more Failure to invest in our kids’ education puts Maine’s future at risk - October 25, 2016
A “yes” vote on Question 2 is a vote for Maine students, a vote for tax fairness and a vote for the economy. read more