Maine Center for Economic Policy

Larry Lockman

How Gov. LePage lost Maine almost $2 billion

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike discuss a new report from the Maine Center for Economic Policy showing how the government of Maine has forfeited or

Planned Parenthood

Massive volunteer petition effort puts Medicaid expansion on Maine ballot

Advocates for improving access to affordable health coverage in Maine announced on Wednesday that more than enough voters have signed on to their citizen’s initiative to place a Medicaid-expansion measure

economy

Mainers join a national movement to stop predatory payday lenders

When the Maine Center for Economic Policy joined a dozen nonprofit labor, business, senior, economic justice, and community organizations from Maine to call for stronger federal consumer protections against predatory

Maine Center for Economic Policy

Referendum campaign launched to expand Medicaid in Maine

A coalition of organizations launched a citizens’ initiative campaign yesterday to expand access to health care for tens of thousands of Mainers. The groups will begin collecting signatures to place

economy

Study: Question 2 will undo tax breaks for the wealthy, raise $159 million for Maine schools

On November 8, Maine voters will consider Question 2, a ballot initiative that would roll back recent tax breaks for the wealthy and dedicate this revenue to provide additional state

Maine Center for Economic Policy

New studies show how much Maine is losing with failure to accept Medicaid funds

Several recent studies and analyses of the 31 states that have accepted federal money to increase access to health care demonstrate the continued benefits of doing so. The research confirms

family leave

Minimum wage vote a lifeline for parents of 63,000 Maine children

“I was in an abusive relationship. I knew I had to leave to protect myself and my children, but I knew that if I left, with the skills and opportunities

economy

Study: 93,000 Maine women will see average raise of $3,200 with passage of Question 4

This November, Mainers will vote on an initiative that would gradually raise Maine’s minimum wage from $7.50 to $12 an hour by 2020. The effects of the initiative would be

economy

Maine minimum wage increase is a ‘women’s issue’

“On this anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Maine Women’s Lobby asks all Maine voters to join us in voting yes on Question 4,” announced Eliza Townsend at a

John Baldacci

Raising the minimum wage, one plate of spaghetti at a time

On Wednesday, more than a hundred Mainers gathered at Cony high school in Augusta, in part for a taste of the Baldacci family’s secret recipe for spaghetti sauce, but mostly

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