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February 24, 2017
“Longtime tax analyst Albert DiMillo, a retired accountant and tax director for Bath Iron Works, said the governor’s proposal would result in an average property tax increase of $320, a figure roughly equivalent to an estimate by the Maine Center for Economic Policy, and result in a ‘windfall for the top 1 percent’ of income earners.” by Andy O’Brien (Rockland) Free Press, February 235, 2017 Legislative committees in Augusta are continuing to hold hearings on Gov.
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February 22, 2017
The governor’s budget proposal presents you with a series of false choices – between protecting the most vulnerable elderly and disabled Mainers, and providing health care for those in poverty; between helping Mainers into work and providing them with government assistance.
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February 21, 2017
The proposal to further restrict MaineCare eligibility is short-sighted and dangerous. It puts the health of almost 25,000 Mainers at risk, increases the financial strain on our hospitals, and reduces the long-term strength of Maine’s economy.
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February 15, 2017
“The percentage of children living in deep poverty — family earnings of less than $10,000 a year — is growing faster in Maine than in any other state.
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February 10, 2017
Lawmakers Hear How Governor’s Budget Will Benefit the Rich at the Expense of Maine Kids, Families, and Communities To view this release as a PDF, click here.
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February 9, 2017
“The governor’s office has not provided an analysis of how  many Mainers will benefit from the property tax credit, but according to the Maine Center for Economic Policy, 213,000 Maine homeowners are ‘at risk of higher property taxes’ if the exemption is repealed.
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February 9, 2017
“If the ACA were repealed without a replacement, approximately 95,000 Mainers would lose health insurance and costs to hospitals would increase by $475 million, according to Maine Center for Economic Policy.” by Andy O’Brien, (Rockland) Free Press, February 9, 2017 Last week, Gov.
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February 8, 2017
“According to the Maine Center for Economic Policy, a left-leaning think tank, 912 families in Millinocket would see their property taxes skyrocket by $593 per year.
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February 8, 2017
The percentage of children living in deep poverty — family earnings of less than $10,000 a year — is growing faster in Maine than in any other state.
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February 6, 2017
“The Maine Center for Economic Policy says the top 1 percent of taxpayers will get an average overall tax cut of $23,000 a year, but argues that 4 out of every 5 families will see a tax increase.” Mal Leary, Maine Public, February 6, 2017 The proverbial “sausage making” is underway at the State House as lawmakers begin the long, often contentious process of crafting a two-budget.