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.
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.
November 22, 2017
James Myall The Senate Republican tax plan fails to offer meaningful benefit to Maine’s working families with children. The plan’s signature change for working families, a change to the refundable child tax credit, is being pushed as “relief for hardworking families” —but as with so much of the bill, tens of thousands of low-income families are being overlooked for the benefit of the wealthy. 
September 21, 2017
James Myall Tens of thousands of Mainers disheartened by the dim prospects of good paying, middle-class jobs have given up looking for work. Some are discouraged to the point of despair, turning to substance misuse and even suicide.
September 21, 2017
James Myall Tens of thousands of Mainers disheartened by the dim prospects of good paying, middle-class jobs have given up looking for work. Some are discouraged to the point of despair, turning to substance misuse and even suicide. 
September 20, 2017
Tens of thousands of Mainers have come together to ask Maine voters to approve an expansion of Maine’s Medicaid program (known as MaineCare) to more than 70,000 of their neighbors living in, or near, poverty.
August 1, 2017
Maine’s hospitals can’t afford any more delays in accepting the federal offer to pay 90% of the costs associated with expanding eligibility to MaineCare. Medicaid expansion is necessary to avoid more hospital layoffs, but beyond the solvency of our hospitals, it’s necessary to ensure that Mainers have access to a doctor, that they can afford to see that doctor, and that they receive the care necessary to live long and productive lives. 
July 27, 2017
James Myall, Policy Analyst New data released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis provide more evidence of Maine’s lackluster economy, and the failure of policies pursued by Governor LePage and his allies.
July 26, 2017
MECEP Policy Analyst James Myall appeared on The Pulse AM 620 on July 26 to talk about the recent health care repeal efforts and the financial strain on Maine hospitals.
July 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 25, 2017    CONTACT:  James Myall  Phone: (207) 620-1103  Email: jmyall@mecep.org   Health care repeal has already been debated and the research is a resounding “NO!”  MECEP urges Senators Susan Collins and Angus King to vote no on the Motion to Proceed    AUGUSTA, ME (July 25, 2017) – Today, the Maine Center for Economy Policy (MECEP) urges Senators Susan Collins and Angus King to vote no on the “Motion to Proceed”.