Maine Center for Economic Policy

Maine Center for Economic Policy

With credible, rigorous economic research and analysis, MECEP advocates for policies that benefit low- and moderate-income Mainers.

“No policy has a bigger impact on alleviating poverty than the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which provides a tax refund to help working households make ends meet– since 2000, MECEP [has] worked to make the credit fully refundable and to increase the EITC to 5% of the federal credit— more than doubling the credit”