As unemployment benefits expire, activists use light show to plead with Collins


A recent analysis by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) found that even with the additional $600 per week, “Mainers are facing hardships that would be made worse by cuts to unemployment,” MECEP policy analyst James Myall wrote. “One in four unemployment recipients who rent or have a mortgage missed last month’s payment. One in three were worried about making the rent or mortgage payment next month.”

Click here to read the full story, first published July 31, 2020, in Beacon.