The Maine Center for Economic Policy is a nonpartisan research and policy organization dedicated to improving the economic well-being of low- and moderate-income Mainers.

MECEP provides citizens, policymakers, advocates, and media with credible and rigorous economic analysis that advances economic justice and prosperity for all Maine people.

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Postpartum coverage bill would extend critical health care for new moms in Maine

James Myall
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Expanding health care for children will put Maine kids on upward trajectory for life

James Myall
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After more than a decade of cuts, it’s time to invest in Maine’s communities

Sarah Austin
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With pandemic hardship as high as ever, Congress must move quickly on COVID relief

James Myall
Taxes and Budget

After more than a decade of cuts, it’s time to invest in Maine’s communities

Sarah Austin
Taxes and Budget

Maine doesn’t need a new special interest sales tax loophole

Sarah Austin
Taxes and Budget

Lawmakers should reject scheme to turn PPP into double tax cuts for profitable businesses

Sarah Austin
Taxes and Budget

Tax Policy Options: Maine needs progressive revenue solutions to build a stronger, fairer future

Sarah Austin
Jobs and Income

Pandemic workplace risks reveal the need for more worker safety protections

James Myall
Jobs and Income

New year brings minimum wage increase, guaranteed paid time off for Maine workers

Mario Moretto
Jobs and Income

Maine sees slowing jobs recovery as families face ongoing pandemic hardship

James Myall
Jobs and Income

REPORT: State of Working Maine 2020

James Myall
Health Care

Postpartum coverage bill would extend critical health care for new moms in Maine

James Myall
Health Care

Expanding health care for children will put Maine kids on upward trajectory for life

James Myall
Health Care

Health data bill would fill in the holes in Maine’s understanding of racial health disparities

James Myall
Health Care

After two years, Medicaid expansion delivers health care to 70,700 Mainers

James Myall
Education

This year, Maine teachers will spend $5.2 million of their own money on school supplies

James Myall
Education

Student debt collection reform, for-profit college rules top wins for Maine consumers this year

Jody Harris
Education

Student debt relief bond should include targeted aid to Mainers most at risk for default

Jody Harris
Education

Debt-free community college would make college more accessible, boost Maine's economy

James Myall
Maine's Economy

With pandemic hardship as high as ever, Congress must move quickly on COVID relief

James Myall
Maine's Economy

MECEP Map: Economic Insights for Maine’s Legislative Districts 2021

James Myall
Maine's Economy

This bill would give lawmakers a new tool to promote racial justice

James Myall
Maine's Economy

Biden’s COVID relief plan is a solid down payment on promise to ‘build back better’

James Myall

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