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January 8, 2018

James Myall

Wage and employment gains during the first six months of 2017 reveal that Maine’s voter-approved minimum wage increase has not hurt the state’s economy as the referendum’s opponents warned it would. Instead, one year after the first minimum …

January 5, 2018

What does a vision for economic justice and shared prosperity look like?

You are invited to join us for a conversation about the opportunities and challenges the new year will provide. MECEP’s Policy Insights 2018 Conference will take place Wednesday,

January 2, 2018

James Myall

Another year has come and gone with no sign that the pace of drug related deaths – more than one a day – is slowing.

On Wednesday, January 3, the Legislature’s Task Force to Address the Opioid …

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Featured Analyses and Commentary
New Year’s Day brought minimum wage hike - January 2, 2018
The Maine Center for Economic Policy stated in a Dec. 29 news release that about 59,000 Mainers will benefit from the increase. read more
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
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