REPORT: State of Working Maine 2021
The experiences of frontline workers during the pandemic offer lessons beyond the immediate public health threat. In this new report, MECEP economic policy analyst James Myall examines the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on working Mainers and examines the effectiveness of policymakers’ responses.
A Better Path for Maine: The Case for Decriminalizing Drugs
In partnership with ACLU of Maine, our new report details the enormous social and economic costs of criminalizing people who use drugs. The central recommendation: Maine must decriminalize drugs while investing in proven and cost-effective public health approaches to drug use.
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