Mainers vote for MECEP-backed initiatives to raise the minimum wage, rollback tax breaks for the wealthy to fund education

November 15, 2016 by
Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

On November 8th, Maine voters approved two referendum questions the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) strongly supported and for which we provided critical research and analytical support.

MECEP helped to conceive Question 2, the initiative to rollback recent tax breaks for the wealthy to increase education funding. This measure places a three-percent surcharge on taxable annual household income above $200,000 and will generate more than $150 million … Read the rest

Question 2 will create a strong economy, thriving communities, and successful kids

November 1, 2016 by
James Myall

James Myall

Maine’s future economic success depends on having a well-skilled workforce able to tackle the challenges of the twenty-first century – and the means of developing that workforce is through the education of our children.  Research indicates that investment in education is not only one of the best economic decisions a state can make, but that the earlier we direct resources at students, the more impact it has on … Read the rest