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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State lawmakers make unprecedented investments in Maine communities and families this session

Sarah Austin
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Latest Data Shows Up to 95,000 Mainers Risk Losing Unemployment Benefits This Week

James Myall
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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is Broken — Let’s Fix It

MECEP
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Progress for Maine Workers in the first part of the 130th Legislature

James Myall
Taxes and Budget

State lawmakers make unprecedented investments in Maine communities and families this session

Sarah Austin
Taxes and Budget

Story of the Session: the Fight for Tax Fairness

Ryan Tipping
Taxes and Budget

Investing in State Employees Will Grow Maine’s Economy and Address the Gender Pay Gap

Arthur Phillips
Taxes and Budget

Improved Child Tax Credit Benefits All Mainers

MECEP
Jobs and Income

Latest Data Shows Up to 95,000 Mainers Risk Losing Unemployment Benefits This Week

James Myall
Jobs and Income

Progress for Maine Workers in the first part of the 130th Legislature

James Myall
Jobs and Income

Investing in State Employees Will Grow Maine’s Economy and Address the Gender Pay Gap

Arthur Phillips
Jobs and Income

Nearly 86,000 Mainers at Risk of Losing Unemployment Benefits in Less than a Month

James Myall
Health Care

Maine Lawmakers Must Fix the ACA for 34,000 Mainers in the Family Glitch

MECEP
Health Care

Dental care is health care. MaineCare should cover it.

James Myall
Health Care

Maine has a chance to correct injustice by expanding health care to New Mainers with low incomes

James Myall
Health Care

Maine lawmakers consider several bills to tackle rising health care costs

James Myall
Education

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is Broken — Let’s Fix It

MECEP
Education

Protections for private student loan borrowers protect seniors and people with disabilities

MECEP
Education

COVID compounds Maine’s education debt crisis. The time to act is now.

Jody Harris
Education

One easy way for Maine to increase grants for college students with low incomes this year

Jody Harris
Maine's Economy

Investing in State Employees Will Grow Maine’s Economy and Address the Gender Pay Gap

Arthur Phillips
Maine's Economy

To advance racial equity, Maine’s Permanent Commission needs permanent resources

James Myall
Maine's Economy

Transformative “American Rescue Plan” will deliver $6 billion to Maine’s economy

James Myall
Maine's Economy

Maine must continue its clampdown on predatory lenders

Jody Harris

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