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June 14, 2019

Elected officials’ decisions to weaken our estate tax have perpetuated and exacerbated economic inequality in our state. It has delivered a massive tax break to the very wealthiest households and limited our ability to invest in the things that …

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.

Those are the findings of a new fact sheet published today by MECEP

May 24, 2019

The Legislature’s Taxation Committee on Wednesday gave near-unanimous approval to a plan to boost incomes for low- and moderate-income working Mainers by expanding and modernizing the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC.

The EITC is a proven-effective feature of …

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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
MECEP In The News
After tax credit bill passes, 100,000 Mainers set to get an income boost in 2020
STATEMENT: EITC expansion will boost economic security for roughly 100,000 Maine households
Final budget marks gains in property tax relief, healthcare, but fails to un-rig tax code
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