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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 20, 2017
“Representatives from the Maine Center for Economic Policy also testified against the bill. They claim the wealthiest 1% of Maine households will still pay a lower effective tax rate than 75% of Maine’s middle class families.” by Taylor Kinzler, WABI-TV, March 21, 2017 Eliminating Maine’s 3% surtax on the state’s highest earners.
March 20, 2017
Augusta, Maine (Monday, March 20, 2017) State legislators on the taxation committee will hold a public hearing today on several bills that would roll back the tax to pay for education enacted under Question 2, the ballot initiative passed by Maine voters in November 2016.
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 15, 2017
“The Maine Center for Economic Policy said older and lower-income Mainers would be particularly hard hit by the current repeal plan. “James Myall, health analyst for the center, said residents in Hancock, Washington and Aroostook counties have the highest health insurance premiums.
March 10, 2017
Michael Shepherd and Christopher Cousins, Bangor Daily News, March 10, 2017 Good morning from Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage’s Office of Policy and Management released an economic impact study on a new 3 percent surtax on income over $200,000 that is drawing some criticism over its methodology.
March 10, 2017
Don Cookson, host of WZON-AM’s The Pulse Morning Show, interviewed Garrett Martin about the LePage administration’s flawed analysis of the economic impacts of the successful Q2 education funding referendum, click here.
March 10, 2017
Garrett Martin Economic impact analysis is not an exact science. It is rife with assumptions. Bad assumptions result in bad analysis. And bad analysis yields bad public policy.
March 9, 2017
“The House Republican health plan would drive insurance costs so high that many Maine residents could no longer afford it, especially low-income and older people.” said MECEP Executive Director Garrett Martin.