A Quick Take: Democrats’ Opportunity Agenda Invests in Maine Families, Kids, Communities

April 7, 2017 by
Megan Michaud

Megan Michaud

The Democratic Opportunity Agenda rejects the governor’s request for more tax cuts for the wealthy while increasing taxes for everyone else. It targets available resources to key priorities like getting treatment for those suffering from addiction, providing job training for careers that will support a family, and expanding access to critical early childhood education programs.

These investments are not only needed now, but are essential to rebuilding a … Read the rest

Congress must stop taxing workers without children into poverty

April 26, 2016 by

Megan Michaud blog 11-16-2015Workers without children – including non-custodial parents (who do not have custody of their children for the purposes of their tax filing) – are the only taxpayers that the federal tax code pushes into or deeper into poverty. Lawmakers in both parties agree the problem needs a fix and even agree on how to do it. Republicans and Democrats have similar proposals to fix the existing gap in the Earned … Read the rest