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September 16, 2014
Maine is one of only two states in the country to experience an increase in the percentage of their people who do not have health insurance.
August 18, 2014
The July jobs report, released today, raises continued concerns about the strength of Maine’s economic recovery. The state’s July unemployment rate of 5.5 percent remains unchanged from a month ago and is below the U.S.
April 1, 2014
MECEP’s summary of state-by-state total job growth from January 2011 to December 2013,  Jobs Recovery By State Jan 2011 – Dec 2013
February 19, 2014
Tables provide state-by-state data on both total job growth and private sector job growth. State-by-State Job Growth January 2011-December 2013  
January 14, 2014
In 15 of Maine’s 16 counties, a major health care provider is one of the top two employers. In 10 counties, between 1 in 5 jobs and 1 in 6 jobs are in health care.
February 15, 2013
Chart based on Census Public Elementary-Secondary Education Finance Data Maine Spends the Lowest Amount per Student in New England (chart) See also: Education Funding Falters (fact sheet)
January 11, 2013
Governor LePage’s budget would shift significant costs to towns by cutting funding for road maintenance, public safety, and other basic services. MECEP estimates the fiscal impact to each town from proposed cuts to municipal revenue sharing.
October 16, 2012
Maine’s new income tax cut will result in a “great tax shift” to low and middle income families.  Selected charts from The Consequences of Maine’s Income Tax Cuts   See also: The Consequences of Maine Income Tax Cuts Fact Sheet: The Consequences of Maine’s Income Tax Cuts  
September 6, 2012
MECEP illustrates the impact of Maine’s new health insurance law on rates for small businesses by region.  The information is from Consumers for Affordable Health Care’s new report, “Few Winners, Many Losers: Evaluating Key Provisions of Maine’s New Health Care Law to Date.” Rural Businesses Pay More (map) Rates Soar for Small Businesses (chart) Removal of Rate Review Means Consumers Pay More (chart)   Also see MECEP’s analysis of this legislation (LD 1333) where we determined that repeal many of Maine’s basic health care consumer protections would undermine access to quality affordable health care for older Mainers, rural residents, people with pre-existing conditions and small businesses.