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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Speaker Fecteau’s bill would use 3-cent tax on top 1 percent to fund hazard payments for frontline workers

Sarah Austin
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Bills to raise taxes on high incomes would fund long-term investments in people and communities

Sarah Austin
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Bill to update definition of “tipped worker” would prevent low-wage trap for service workers

James Myall
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EITC makes up to $7,459 available to low-income, working Mainers — but only if they file their taxes

Mario Moretto
Taxes and Budget

Speaker Fecteau’s bill would use 3-cent tax on top 1 percent to fund hazard payments for frontline workers

Sarah Austin
Taxes and Budget

Bills to raise taxes on high incomes would fund long-term investments in people and communities

Sarah Austin
Taxes and Budget

EITC makes up to $7,459 available to low-income, working Mainers — but only if they file their taxes

Mario Moretto
Taxes and Budget

Maine can clamp down on corporate tax dodging by targeting tax haven abuse

Sarah Austin
Jobs and Income

Speaker Fecteau’s bill would use 3-cent tax on top 1 percent to fund hazard payments for frontline workers

Sarah Austin
Jobs and Income

Bill to update definition of “tipped worker” would prevent low-wage trap for service workers

James Myall
Jobs and Income

Anti-retaliation law would guarantee real rights for Maine workers 

James Myall
Jobs and Income

Increasing Maine’s minimum wage to $16 would boost wages for more than 350,000 Mainers

James Myall
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
Health Care

One in ten Black Mainers has tested positive for COVID. Our vaccine plan may widen racial disparities.

James Myall
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
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
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
Maine's Economy

Why is Maine’s revenue picture better than expected?

Sarah Austin

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