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May 10, 2017
In Maine, most students do borrow for college. Sixty-three percent left school with debt in 2015, carrying an average debt load of $30,000. The debt load is even higher at Maine’s public universities.
May 8, 2017
For several years now, Maine’s approach to child poverty has effectively been to ignore it. Federal money earmarked for specific purpose of addressing this problem has been left untouched while tens of thousands of children struggle without enough food to eat, a stable place to live, and just one incident away from family catastrophe.
May 5, 2017
The bill also received the support of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, State Director of the Maine Community College System Jim McGowan, Gilda Nardone of New Ventures Maine and Carla Dickstein, senior vice president of Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
May 4, 2017
House AHCA passage vote 5-4-2017 CC version
May 2, 2017
The Competitive Skills Scholarship program provides grants to low-income students not only for tuition and books, but also for child care, transportation, and emergencies critical for adult students to enter and stay in school.
May 2, 2017
This is not the time to pit older people against families with children when deciding whether the mil rate is more important than well-staffed quality schools.
April 27, 2017
According to the online calculator put out by the Maine Center for Economic Policy, a Rockland family with two children earning $56,000 a year and owning a home would end up paying $547 more in taxes under Gov.
April 24, 2017
  Real reform of Maine’s safety net programs requires addressing the causes of poverty, and the ability of Mainers to get into work, education, or training.
April 24, 2017
According to an analysis by the Maine Center for Economic Policy, LePage’s approach would people who report more than $384,000 of taxable income a tax break of $22,665 a year.
April 22, 2017
The LePage budget would raise taxes by $423 for a family earning $56,000. The Democrats’ Opportunity Agenda would reduce their taxes by $150 and fully fund our schools and increase support for Maine communities.