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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Closing the tax gap would help fund broad new priorities

Maura Pillsbury
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Governor Mills Has Chance to Transform Protections for Maine Workers

James Myall
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Improved Child Tax Credit Long Overdue for Maine Families

MECEP
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Maine’s Worker Shortage Has Deep Roots

James Myall
Taxes and Budget

Closing the tax gap would help fund broad new priorities

Maura Pillsbury
Taxes and Budget

Improved Child Tax Credit Long Overdue for Maine Families

MECEP
Taxes and Budget

Wealth tax bill addresses defects in our tax code and would increase funding for local services and affordable housing

Sarah Austin
Taxes and Budget

Repealing tax cuts for the wealthiest estates would reduce inequality, fund investments in communities

Sarah Austin
Jobs and Income

Governor Mills Has Chance to Transform Protections for Maine Workers

James Myall
Jobs and Income

Maine’s Worker Shortage Has Deep Roots

James Myall
Jobs and Income

Lawmakers must reject plan to give corporations free pass to put workers and customer at risk

James Myall
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
Health Care

Maine Lawmakers Must Fix the ACA for 34,000 Mainers in the Family Glitch

MECEP
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
Education

Protections for private student loan borrowers protect seniors and people with disabilities

MECEP
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
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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