October 20, 2017
On the Maine Center of Economic Policy’s (MECEP) podcast, staff discuss the recently released report, The State of Working Maine 2017. Read the full report here: www.mecep.org/SOWM2017 Music by Scott Holmes.
October 20, 2017
This morning, MECEP Executive Director Garrett Martin went on-air on WGAN to lay out the benefits to Maine people and Maine’s economy if Mainers vote “yes” on Question 2 for Medicaid Expansion on November 7th.
October 11, 2017
If Maine expands Medicaid, the federal government will pick up about 90 percent of the tab. The Maine Center for Economic Policy estimates the state would receive about $500 million a year.
October 11, 2017
The new rules require payday lenders to start verifying a borrower’s ability to repay a loan before rolling it over into a new loan. Maine already has some consumer protections in place, but Jody Harris, associate director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, said the payday-loan industry is notorious for finding ways around them.
October 11, 2017
Mainers for Health Care consists of a coalition “of organizations dedicated to ensuring Maine families have access to quality, affordable health care.” Its steering committee includes the Maine Center for Economic Policy, Maine Equal Justice Partners, Maine People’s Alliance, Maine Voices Network, and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Maine Action Fund.
October 6, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2017  CONTACT Marpheen Chann mchann@mecep.org (207) 620-1128  Maine’s Congressional Delegation Should Support New CFPB Payday Lending Rule Aimed Toward Curbing Abuses  AUGUSTA, MAINE (October 6, 2017) - A new rule released yesterday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will reduce the harms to Maine families of payday lending.
October 4, 2017
ContentsI. MECEP Reports: State of Working Maine 2017II. Facts & Figures: Link between economy and healthIII. MECEP In Action: Because of you, Senator Collins voted NO on #GrahamCassidyV.
October 4, 2017
"This tax plan is bad for Maine," said Sarah Austin, a policy analyst at the Maine Center for Economic Policy. "If enacted, these lopsided cuts will only serve to worsen the growing gap between the richest households and everyone else and will trigger deep cuts in this and future budgets to everything from medical research, to job training, to infrastructure and other investments that grow our economy."
October 3, 2017
The Maine Center for Economic Policy, a left-leaning economic think tank, has estimated that 3,000 new jobs would be created in Maine if Medicaid were expanded.
October 3, 2017
The Maine Center for Economic Policy, a left-leaning economic think tank, has estimated that 3,000 new jobs would be created in Maine if Medicaid were expanded.