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October 6, 2017

Jody Harris

Just yesterday, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new rule that will reduce the harm to Maine families of short-term payday lending. But the new consumer finance protections are already under attack by the very …

October 4, 2017

Sarah Austin

The U.S. House tomorrow and the Senate in two weeks are expected to vote on their respective budget resolutions that will chart a course to enact President Trump’s proposed tax plan with simple majorities in each chamber. The …

September 29, 2017

Jody Harris

Friday, September 29 marks the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Food Stamp Act, the landmark law that established the nation’s modern anti-hunger program—as it’s now known, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Forty years on and Mainers, …

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Featured Analyses and Commentary
New Report: State of Working Maine 2017 - September 19, 2017
The State of Working Maine 2017 presents a comprehensive analysis of the economic, demographic, and workforce trends that impact the quality and quantity of jobs in Maine. read more
Republican House and Senate Health Care Plans Jeopardize Access to Essential Preventive Health Care - July 7, 2017
New MECEP report, Republican House and Senate Health Care Plans Jeopardize Access to Essential Preventive Health Care, analyzes impacts on Maine women and families from the proposed one-year prohibition of federal Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood. read more
Repealing the Affordable Care Act Puts Maine’s Health Care and Economy at Risk (Full Report) - June 26, 2017
A new analysis of the House and Senate health care proposals by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) finds that repealing the ACA in favor of either the House or Senate plan would have dire consequences for Maine people and communities. read more
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