Towns Have Supported a Fair Share Budget Solution

Maine Chamber of Commerce, Unions United in Call for Comprehensive Immigration Legislation

On Wednesday, immigrants, community leaders and representatives from Maine labor and business organizations gathered on the steps of the First Parish Church in Portland to call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.



The Buffett rule legislation introduced today by House Majority Leader Seth Berry is a step in the right direction and is a good beginning to the conversation on tax fairness. The legislation, which state and national polling shows to be overwhelmingly popular, would help to close Maine's budget gap while making the state's tax structure more fair.



Today, the House and Senate co-chairs of the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee joined members of the Maine People’s Alliance to release “Broken Bootstraps: Falling Behind on Full-Time Work”, a report by the Alliance for a Just Society which examines the growing gap between the number of jobseekers in Maine and jobs available that pay a living wage.

Two-thirds of voters (67%) say "making the tax system more fair" was a "very" or "fairly important consideration in making [their] voting decisions this year," according to a new poll released today by Hart Research Associates on behalf of Americans for Tax Fairness.

In April the Maine People’s Alliance, in conjunction with groups across the country, educated and trained thousands of people on direct action and the roots of the economic crisis.  The trainings, dubbed the “99% Spring,” sought to train 100,000 people in the span of a week. 

With a planned party-line budget vote today, Maine Republicans are set to take an historic action. By ratifying Governor Paul LePage's deep cuts to important health care programs and his giant new tax breaks that mainly benefit the wealthy, they are set to make Maine's economic policy the most ideological and extreme of any state in the nation.

Please join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Maine People's Alliance.

The annual MPA Rising Tide Awards Dinner will be held Saturday, June 9th at Woodford Congregational Church in Portland and are thrilled to announce that the keynote speaker for the event will be Congressman Barney Frank!

LD 1746: Supplemental budget to fix shortfall in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

President Obama’s recent State of the Union address, again reminded the nation why we need bold investments in the economy to lift millions of Americans out of poverty, out of unemployment and toward a future where all have enough to thrive.