Economic issues can be complicated, complex, and filled with jargon. So we’re taking some of the big issues impacting Mainers and presenting the nuts and bolts! Scroll down to read our Explainers and get in the know.
While the restoration of self-governance has proved critically important for tribes throughout Indian Country, unique provisions in federal and Maine law have led to the Wabanaki nations being left behind, unable to access the full benefits of their sovereign status.
Paid Family and Medical Leave
At some point in their life, almost every Mainer will need to take extended time away from work for a major life event, like welcoming a new baby, recovering from an illness, or caring for an ailing family member.
The Debt Ceiling
The debt ceiling is like the nation’s credit limit. When resources are limited due to economic downturns or tax cuts that aren’t paid for, the need to borrow more to honor existing commitments increases.
The Child Tax Credit
Providing financial relief to American taxpayers with dependent children and lifting millions of children out of poverty, the Child Tax Credit is one of the most effective tools for helping families manage the rising cost of raising children.
Lenders are considered predatory when they use practices that involve fraudulent, unfair, and abusive loan terms, including ultra-high interest rates and fees, aggressive and deceptive sales tactics, and terms that rob borrowers of their equity.