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

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

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

Mario Moretto
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Maine sees slowing jobs recovery as families face ongoing pandemic hardship

James Myall
Taxes and Budget

REPORT: Solving Maine’s Pandemic Revenue Crisis

Sarah Austin
Taxes and Budget

RESEARCH REVIEW: State tax and budget cuts don’t boost economic activity and can cause harm

MECEP
Taxes and Budget

Forecasted 3-year, $1.4 billion revenue shortfall reinforces need federal, state action to protect critical jobs and services

Sarah Austin
Taxes and Budget

Maine can’t afford for Congress to miss the mark on COVID-19 emergency funding

Sarah Austin
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
Jobs and Income

New federal rules give shady lenders green light to scam Mainers

Jody Harris
Health Care

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

James Myall
Health Care

What will happen if the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act?

James Myall
Health Care

Black Mainers are 8 times more likely than white Mainers to be hospitalized for COVID-19

James Myall
Health Care

Black Mainers now 20 times more likely than whites to experience COVID-19 — and the disparity is growing

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

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

James Myall
Maine's Economy

Maine sees slowing jobs recovery as families face ongoing pandemic hardship

James Myall
Maine's Economy

Bipartisan plan from Collins, King represents a better start for COVID relief than GOP ‘skinny’ bill

James Myall
Maine's Economy

REPORT: State of Working Maine 2020

James Myall

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