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February 16, 2018

James Myall

On Tuesday, Maine’s Speaker of the House, Sara Gideon, presented a bill to reduce poverty by expanding access to education and job training. The legislation will lift Mainers out of poverty and increase participants’ lifetime earnings — the …

February 7, 2018

James Myall

A bill before the Maine Legislature would cut wages for roughly 19,000 Mainers this year. It would do so by changing the state’s overtime rules to exclude more working-class Mainers from eligibility for time-and-a-half pay. By 2022, the …

January 26, 2018

UPDATED: This blog post was updated on February 5, 2018, to reflect the latest analysis from Maine Revenue Services.

Sarah Austin

This year, state legislators will face so-called “tax conformity” proposals that give them a clear choice: Will Maine enact …

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Featured Analyses and Commentary
New Report: State of Working Maine 2017 - September 19, 2017
The State of Working Maine 2017 presents a comprehensive analysis of the economic, demographic, and workforce trends that impact the quality and quantity of jobs in Maine. read more
Republican House and Senate Health Care Plans Jeopardize Access to Essential Preventive Health Care - July 7, 2017
New MECEP report, Republican House and Senate Health Care Plans Jeopardize Access to Essential Preventive Health Care, analyzes impacts on Maine women and families from the proposed one-year prohibition of federal Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood. read more
Repealing the Affordable Care Act Puts Maine’s Health Care and Economy at Risk (Full Report) - June 26, 2017
A new analysis of the House and Senate health care proposals by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) finds that repealing the ACA in favor of either the House or Senate plan would have dire consequences for Maine people and communities. read more
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