November 17, 2017
Both the Maine Center for Economic Policy and the Washington, D.C.-based Center for American Progress crunched the numbers from a Congressional Budget Office analysis to get state-specific data on the effect of repealing the individual mandate.
November 15, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 15, 2017    CONTACT  James Myall  jmyall@mecep.org  (207) 798-2617    MECEP Analysis: Senate plan to repeal ACA individual mandate a huge step back New Senate tax plan will lead to hike in premiums, leave 50,000 Mainers without health coverage AUGUSTA, MAINE (November 15, 2017) — The US Senate Republican tax plan will lead to 50,000 fewer Mainers having health insurance in 2027, according to new analysis released today by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP).
November 15, 2017
But U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said she won’t. She and policy analyst Sarah Austin of the left-leaning Maine Center for Economic Policy said in a roundtable discussion in Portland on Monday that the bill will be paid for by forthcoming cuts to Medicare and Medicaid benefits used by many elderly and low-income residents and the Pell student-loan program for low- to middle-class Mainers.
November 14, 2017
Sarah Austin, a policy analyst with the Maine Center for Economic Policy, said while Republicans claim their tax legislation is “about helping the middle class, when you look at the data, there’s actually no way that’s possible.”
November 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 13, 2017    CONTACT  Sarah Austin saustin@mecep.org (207) 620-1104   New Analysis Sees Little Change in Senate Republican Tax Plan                    Tax cuts for wealthiest 1% will grow the deficit and lead to cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, and college aid  AUGUSTA, MAINE (November 13, 2017) – Today, a new 50-state analysis of the U.S. 
November 13, 2017
Sarah Austin of the Maine Center for Economic Policy joins us this morning to talk about the GOP’s tax reform proposal.
November 11, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2017 CONTACT Marpheen Chann mchann@mecep.org (207) 620-1128 GOP Child Care Tax Credits Leave out 29,000 low-income Maine children AUGUSTA, MAINE (November 10, 2017) — Today, Ivanka Trump joined a round table with Senator Susan Collins and U.S.
November 11, 2017
Contents I. Post-Election Debrief II. Maine Inspires Action III. MECEP In Action IV. MECEP Mentions Post-Election Debrief   MECEP‘s Megan Michaud (right) and James Myall (right) at the Yes on 2 Election Night Party; Source: Maine Beacon On Tuesday, November 7th, the entire nation watched as Mainers headed to the polls to decide on Medicaid expansion.
November 6, 2017
“If this were a genuine effort to boost the middle class, Congress would be proposing a $1.5 trillion package to take on student debt, create good jobs with good benefits, or invest in modern infrastructure to give American businesses a competitive edge.
November 3, 2017
In Penobscot County alone, the Maine Center for Economic Policy projects an $89 million impact, propelled by the injection of $68 million in federal funding.