October 23, 2017
In the second episode of MECEP’s podcast, our policy analyst James Myall joins us to explain the benefits of Medicaid Expansion in Maine—which includes expanding health coverage to 70,000 low-income Mainers and creating 6,000 jobs—and to fact check some of the claims made by opponents of Question 2 over the recent weeks.
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 layout 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
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2017 CONTACT: Marpheen Channmchann@mecep.org(207) 620-1128 New Analysis Confirms Trump Tax Plan a Windfall for Wealthy, One in Seven Mainers Will Pay More AUGUSTA, MAINE (October 4, 2017) - The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) released state level analysis today of President Trump's tax proposal, which disproportionately benefits the wealthiest 1%.
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 2, 2017
  MECEP’s tax and budget policy analyst called into WZON’s The Pulse with Don Cookson to discuss Trump’s tax plan sketch and its proposal to eliminate the estate tax.