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September 19, 2016
The Maine Center for Economic Policy finds that a three percent tax on income above $200,000 dedicated to K-12 education will increase state funding for schools, promote tax fairness, help promote greater opportunity for low-income students, and level the playing field between property-poor and property-rich towns.
September 19, 2016
Shoring up state funding for schools by cleaning up Maine’s tax code will promote opportunity for all Maine children MECEP finds that a three percent tax on income above $200,000 dedicated to K-12 education will increase state funding for schools, promote tax fairness, help promote greater opportunity for low-income students, and level the playing field between property-poor and property-rich towns.
September 6, 2016
WMPG-FM’s Tuesday Night Talk Radio Club host Richard Rudolph interviewed Garrett Martin about the Stand Up for Students (Question 2) and Mainers for Fair Wages (Question 4) referendum initiatives on Maine’s November 8 ballot.
August 31, 2016
James Myall If it took a while for your internet service provider (ISP) to load this page onto your computer, you’re not alone. Maine has some of the slowest broadband connections in the nation.
August 10, 2016
Jack Weiss With summer beginning to wind down, thousands of Mainers are getting ready to go back to school. This September, Maine’s post-secondary schools—colleges, universities, and community colleges across the state—are preparing for an influx of students as Maine’s high school graduation rate continues to climb upward.
August 5, 2016
James Myall In a visit to Maine on Thursday, Donald Trump suggested that the presence of Somali refugees in the state was a security risk and an economic drag. 
July 28, 2016
James Myall An internal memo leaked from a member of Governor LePage’s administration to the Portland Press Herald reveals LePage’s plans for the upcoming legislative session and the 2018-19 biennial budget.
July 20, 2016
WGAN Morning News host Ken Altshuler and guest host former Maine legislator Phil Merrill interviewed Garrett Martin about the impact of referendum Question 2, the Stand Up for Students initiative scheduled for vote in November, on Maine small businesses.
June 28, 2016
In recent weeks, high schools from Kittery to Fort Kent have bestowed hundreds of diplomas on the Class of 2016. Congratulations, Maine graduates. You’ve passed a major milestone.