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March 21, 2017
Since 2011, Maine has forfeited over $1.9 billion in available federal resources that could have helped protect Mainers’ health and well-being, promote tax fairness, and boost the state’s economy.
March 21, 2017
Since 2011, Maine has forfeited over $1.9 billion in available federal resources that could have helped protect Mainers’ health and well-being, promote tax fairness, and boost the state’s economy.
March 16, 2017
“The Trump budget is really a disaster from our perspective, and nothing more than a down payment on tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of everyone else,” said Garrett Martin, executive director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy.
March 16, 2017
James Myall President Trump’s budget proposal, unveiled on Thursday, would have dramatic and detrimental effects on Mainers across the state, as it eliminates or reduces federal spending on a number of critical programs that help Maine build a strong economy and vibrant, thriving communities.
February 15, 2017
“The percentage of children living in deep poverty — family earnings of less than $10,000 a year — is growing faster in Maine than in any other state.
February 9, 2017
“The governor’s office has not provided an analysis of how  many Mainers will benefit from the property tax credit, but according to the Maine Center for Economic Policy, 213,000 Maine homeowners are ‘at risk of higher property taxes’ if the exemption is repealed.
February 8, 2017
“According to the Maine Center for Economic Policy, a left-leaning think tank, 912 families in Millinocket would see their property taxes skyrocket by $593 per year.
February 6, 2017
“The Maine Center for Economic Policy however believes LePage’s priorities are upside-down and that implementing a plan that gives tax breaks to the rich would actually increase property taxes for 80% of Maine families.”   by Brandon Doyer, WABI-TV, February 6, 2017 Monday in Augusta, Governor LePage outlined how his administration plans on saving the state money in his proposed budget.
February 6, 2017
Interactive map from February 5, 2017 blog post, “To pay for tax cuts for the rich, LePage budget shifts tens of millions of dollars onto the backs of homeowners.” Use the map to find the impact of the governor’s proposal on property taxes in your city or town.
February 6, 2017
Map from February 6, 2017 MECEP issue brief, “Governor LePage’s Proposed Cuts to Homestead Exemption Would Raise Property Taxes for Maine Homeowners.” Click on the map for a link to the full document.