November 20, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 20, 2017  CONTACT  Sarah Austin (207) 620-1104 saustin@mecep.org New Analysis—Senate Tax Bill increases taxes on 4 in 5 Maine households by 2027 AUGUSTA, MAINE (November 20, 2017) – By 2027, the 80% of Maine households earning less than $147,140 will see a tax increase of $250 on average under the Senate’s proposed tax bill, according to new analysis released yesterday by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). 
November 17, 2017
By Andy O’brien, Published on Free Press Online   Recent college graduate Jonathan Brown, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and analyst Sarah Austin of the Maine Center for Economic Policy (Click on dots below for more photos)   This Thursday, the US House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill that promises to deliver a massive income tax cut to the wealthiest taxpayers and corporations while eliminating various tax breaks, credits and deductions.
November 17, 2017
Both the Maine Center for Economic Policy and the Washington, D.C.-based Center for American Progress crunched the numbers from a Congressional Budget Office analysis to get state-specific data on the effect of repealing the individual mandate.
November 6, 2017
“If this were a genuine effort to boost the middle class, Congress would be proposing a $1.5 trillion package to take on student debt, create good jobs with good benefits, or invest in modern infrastructure to give American businesses a competitive edge.
November 3, 2017
In Penobscot County alone, the Maine Center for Economic Policy projects an $89 million impact, propelled by the injection of $68 million in federal funding.
November 3, 2017
Sarah Austin, policy analyst at the left-leaning Maine Center for Economic Policy, said the changes would not provide any significant tax benefit to the typical Maine family.
November 2, 2017
AUGUSTA, MAINE (November 2, 2017) – U.S. House Republican leaders released tax legislation today that would give large tax cuts to the wealthiest individuals and corporations and threaten core services for working families and seniors.
October 31, 2017
Proponents, including the Maine Center for Economic Policy, maintain that the expansion will expand health coverage to 70,000 low-income Mainers and create 6,000 jobs. The Maine Center for Economic Policy, according to its self-description, is a nonpartisan, policy research organization committed to helping Maine people prosper in a strong, fair and sustainable economy.
October 31, 2017
If expansion passes, the federal government will initially cover 94 percent of the cost. That ratchets down to 90 percent by 2020 and stays at that level. The Maine Center for Economic Policy projects that’s an injection of about $500 million from the feds per year. But Littlefield says there’s also a state cost.
October 27, 2017
"Question 4 is a simple bi-partisan solution to mend the Maine constitution to change the period time where we amortize or cover the loss for unfunded liabilities from 10 years to 20 years," said Marpheen Chann, the communications director at Maine Center for Economic Policy.