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April 16, 2015

There are two fundamental problems with the governor’s tax reform plan. First, it doesn’t adequately target tax cuts to low- and moderate-income Mainers. Second, it would force cuts to education, health care, and other critical services important to Maine people …

April 14, 2015

261351869-A-Better-Deal-for-MaineWhen the Democratic leaders in the legislature announced their Better Deal for Maine (#BetterDeal4ME) plan on April 9, the Bangor Daily News was bullish on the proposal:

“Democratic leaders in the Legislature have put forward something more than opposition:

April 10, 2015

Maine’s neediest college students will get no relief from the crushing costs of a college education. In fact, this week the legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs delivered a heartbreaking blow to students with the greatest financial …

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Featured Analyses and Commentary
Distributional Analysis: “Better Deal” Provides Bigger Tax Cuts for Most Mainers while Increasing Investment in Education and Other Critical Services - April 15, 2015
“The Better Deal for Maine plan would cut taxes, on average, for the bottom 95% of Maine taxpayers. read more
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
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