Data: 257,000 Mainers Having Trouble Paying Household Expenses

A new analysis of census data by the national Center for Budget and Policy Priorities and Maine Center for Economic Policy finds that about 257,000 Maine adults are having trouble paying their usual household expenses.

“That includes things like utility bills, groceries, being able to make payments for your rent or mortgage, putting gas in the car, that sort of thing, those everyday expenses that we all have to put in our regular weekly or monthly budget,” says James Myall with the Maine Center for Economic Policy.

Click here to read the full story, first published October 8, 2020, in Maine Public.