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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To advance racial equity, Maine’s Permanent Commission needs permanent resources

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

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

James Myall
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Anti-minimum wage bills would cut Mainers’ wages by $193 million, with big impact on essential workers

James Myall
Taxes and Budget

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

Sarah Austin
Taxes and Budget

Bill to strengthen EITC would boost incomes for 92,000 Maine families, improve Maine’s tax code

Sarah Austin
Taxes and Budget

Raising taxes on large, profitable corporations will help build strong communities without affecting small businesses

Sarah Austin
Taxes and Budget

Early victory for tax fairness as Maine clamps down on corporate tax loopholes

Mario Moretto
Jobs and Income

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

James Myall
Jobs and Income

Anti-minimum wage bills would cut Mainers’ wages by $193 million, with big impact on essential workers

James Myall
Jobs and Income

Maine must end carveouts that take workers’ rights away from essential farmers and food producers

James Myall
Jobs and Income

Pine Tree Development Zones promised jobs but didn’t deliver. It’s time to end them.

Sarah Austin
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
Health Care

Postpartum coverage bill would extend critical health care for new moms in Maine

James Myall
Health Care

Expanding health care for children will put Maine kids on upward trajectory for life

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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