Maine Families

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June 26, 2017
A new analysis of the House and Senate health care proposals by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) finds that repealing the ACA in favor of either the House or Senate plan would have dire consequences for Maine people and communities.
June 23, 2017
Jody Harris A new report from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) highlights another way that the very companies that are supposed to be helping Maine student loan borrowers are cheating them. 
June 22, 2017
Sarah Austin is a policy analyst with the Maine Center for Economic Policy. The head of the group helped write the ballot question that imposed the surcharge. 
June 15, 2017
“Mainers went to the polls in November fed up with tax cuts for the wealthy shortchanging our schools,” said Sarah Austin of the liberal-leaning Maine Center for Economic Policy in a statement.
June 15, 2017
If repeal and replacement of the ACA comes to pass, we’ll lose $5 billion in federal funding for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, financial assistance for marketplace coverage and the option to expand Medicaid.
June 2, 2017
The report found that those who lost SNAP benefits because of the work requirement saw their wages increase more than 114 percent in the following year.
June 2, 2017
Meanwhile, payday lenders drain a half million dollars in fees  from Maine’s economy Augusta, Maine (June 2, 2017) Today marks the one-year anniversary of the federal Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) release of long-anticipated consumer protections aimed at reining in the worst abuses of high-cost, predatory lenders that trap Mainers in a cycle of debt and poverty.