Proposed RAISE act immigration limits would harm Maine’s economy

August 4, 2017 by

Marpheen Chann

President Trump’s proposed Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (Raise) Act, currently pending in Congress, will put into place a poorly designed points-based system that would limit the number of working-age immigrants that Maine needs to fill jobs. 

The proposal would halve the number of lawful, permanent immigrants coming into the U.S. each year and limit the ability of their relatives to join them. It would also cap the admittance … Read the rest

How MaineCare Cuts Pushed Mainers and Maine Hospitals to the Financial Brink 

August 1, 2017 by


James Myall, Policy Analyst

Last year, half of Maine’s hospitals ran an operating deficit. According to figures from the Maine Health Data Organization, two thirds of Maine’s hospitals have just one month’s cash on hand (or less). Why is this important for Mainers? Not only are hospitals the primary providers of health care in the state, they are also the largest employers in nearly every county. For … Read the rest