Food Hubs

Food Hubs: Supporting Maine’s Local Food and Fishing Economy

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Solar Energy

Solar Energy

 

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MaineCare: Accepting Federal Funds

MaineCare: Accepting Federal Funds

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Universal Childcare and Homecare

Universal Childcare and Homecare

Context

Middle-aged, working class Mainers face dramatically declining economic insecurity.  This is quite literally leading to a loss of life equivalent to the US AIDS epidemic.  Meanwhile, state policy makers have little in the policy toolkit that can match the scale of this crisis. 

 

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Universal Paid Family and Medical Leave

Universal Paid Family and Medical Leave

 

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Debt-Free Higher Education

Debt-Free Higher Education

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Fully Funding Education by Taxing the Wealthy

Fully Funding Education by Taxing the Wealthy

 

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The need for a single payer system

Health Care is a Human Right: The need for a single payer system

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Raising Maine’s minimum wage

The Policy: Raising Maine’s minimum wage

 

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Fair Share Tax Plan

Use the income tax in Maine to ensure that

•The bottom 70% of income earners in Maine receive a substantial tax reduction of $500-1,200 a year.

•The wealthiest 10% in Maine have an overall effective tax rate on average just 5% more than the poorest Mainers do now.

This should raise the approximately $1.5 billion necessary to fund the Fair Share Economy, including:

•Directly creating 10,000 jobs

•Universal free pre-k

•Fully funding local schools

•Free tuition for the University of Maine and Community College systems.

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