January 2, 2018
MECEP reported that Maine’s minimum wage increase’s benefits aren’t limited to those who earn the minimum wage. “Other low-income Mainers will see their salaries increase as a result of the well-documented ‘spillover effect,’ in which employers raise salaries for other workers as pay scales are adjusted to reflect the new wage floor set at the state level,” the organization stated.
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. The organization said in the news release that the increase will result in about a $1,349 annual pay raise for each minimum-wage worker and statewide wages will increase $79.6 million in 2018.
January 1, 2018
Most Maine workers already earn more than minimum wage, but there are still jobs in retail, fast food and convenience stores that are at near that level.
December 30, 2017
In a news release last week, the liberal-leaning Maine Center for Economic Policy said the minimum wage increase would affect about 59,000 Mainers, about one out of every 10 workers in the state.
December 29, 2017
The Maine Center for Economic Policy says the economic benefits of the wage hike aren’t just limited to those earning minimum wage. By Brandon Doye, WABI Channel 5 Last year, Maine’s minimum wage was increased from $7.50 to $9.00 an hour.
December 20, 2017
According to the Maine Center for Economic Policy close to one in three of Maine’s working families live below, or near, the poverty line. If they are not getting by while working, how are they expected to cover their living costs when they can no longer work — either because of age discrimination, health problems or just plain exhaustion?
December 8, 2017
Your Monthly MECEP MATTERS November 2017 Edition Contents I. MECEP In Action: Our Analyses Key in Trump-Republican Tax Fight II. MECEP Facts & Figures: Impact of ACA Individual Mandate Repeal on Rural Maine III.
November 29, 2017
It’s becoming more and more clear that the GOP Tax Plan will have a hugely negative impact on the state of Maine. Thanks to James Myall of the Maine Center for Economic Policy for calling in to discuss.
November 27, 2017
Sarah Austin, a policy analyst with the Maine Center for Economic Policy, said in a prepared statement that removing the mandate would lead to 50,000 Mainers losing coverage and increase costs for many others.
November 22, 2017
Last year’s Thanksgiving with relatives might have left a bad taste in your mouth. This year, get ready to serve your Wacky Uncle some facts about the Republican tax plan.