Advocates call for Maine’s $139M surplus to be invested in housing, other critical needs


Last week, MECEP released its annual “State of Working Maine” report that details how a lack of childcare, healthcare, support for immigrants and decades of under-production of affordable housing is exacerbating Maine’s workforce shortage. Without significant investment in social policy, MECEP argues, the labor market crunch will greatly hinder economic growth in the state.

Click here to read the full story, first published November 29, 2023 in Beacon.