Mainers Protest Gov. LePage's "Pot of Gold" for the Wealthy






More than a hundred Mainers from across the state gathered in Augusta today to protest the priorities of Governor Paul LePage’s budget proposal, which contains large tax cuts that predominately benefit the wealthy, paid for in part through cuts to education, health care and other vital program

Report Shows Maine Students Face a Mountain of Debt






A new report authored by the Alliance for a Just Society and released today by the Maine People's Alliance evaluates the scope and consequences of rapidly increasing student debt in Maine and provides a window into the lives of Maine students and alumni facing large amounts of debt.

The Low-Down on Higher Education Debt

Since 1980, the amount that states have invested in higher education has been on a steady downward slope. In the past three decades, only Wyoming and North Dakota have managed to increase the amount of their state budget that is dedicated to higher education.

The number of 25-year-olds with student debt increased to 43 percent between 2003 and 2012 – up from 25 percent. In fact, student debt is the only form of household debt still climbing after the recession. Credit cards, mortgages, and auto loans have all begun to return to traditional levels.