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August 5, 2019

June 30 marks the end of the state’s fiscal year, meaning the states books for revenue and appropriations are settled and we know how well the state was able to balance the two sides of the ledger.  


July 24, 2019

Robo-calls from unrecognized or blocked numbers, calling for payments that we don’t owe. Collection agencies calling multiple times per day, failing to identify themselves, lying about what’s owed, or violating Mainers’ privacy by speaking about the debt to whomever answers …

July 17, 2019

While President Donald Trump’s administration continues its efforts to systemically roll back consumer protections, Maine has made moves to protect residents and ward off financial predators.

Maine’s Legislature has enacted a new Student Loan Bill of Rights — one …

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Featured Analyses and Commentary
Maine must do more to understand, and address, the root causes of racial inequality - June 3, 2019
Publicly available data in Maine paints a picture of economic, health, education, and criminal justice systems that work better for white Mainers than for Mainers of color. read more
Policy Brief: To help solve modern economic problems, working Mainers need a modern EITC - April 22, 2019
Summary: Working people need to be able to cover the basics for our state to truly prosper. read more
Policy Brief: Paid family and medical leave proposal would provide fair benefits to nearly all Mainers - April 19, 2019
Summary: Nearly every Mainer will at some point face extraordinary circumstances that necessitate extended leave from work. read more
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