Welcome to Maine SSN

About the chapter

Maine SSN was launched in 2012 with engaged scholars from public and private colleges and universities. As Maine is a geographically expansive state with strong participatory traditions, we meet in different locales, often in conjunction with civic organizations. Among our interests are tax policy, policies promoting opportunity for the poor and middle class, health care, immigration, and challenges for American democracy. Members contribute to a biweekly column and blog, Research Shows, in the Bangor Daily News.

Latest Briefs

How to Build Public Support for Student Debt Relief as a Benefit to the Maine Economy

  • Laura Mellisa Cyr

Helping Parents Get a College Education Helps Children Succeed

  • Luisa S. Deprez
  • Lisa Dodson

How to Fix America's Teacher Shortage

  • Flynn Ross

The Case for Universal Family Care in Maine- and Beyond

  • Sandra Butler
  • Luisa S. Deprez

Latest in the News

"Maine’s Made Progress on Domestic Violence, but the Job isn’t Done," Jennifer B. Wriggins, Bangor Daily News, November 6, 2018.
"We Can Prevent Runaway Climate Change — If We Follow Scientific Evidence," Amanda Bertana, Bangor Daily News, October 23, 2018.
Amy Fried's research on Maine elections discussed in Steve Collins, "Nation’s Eyes on Maine’s 2nd District," Sun Journal, October 6, 2018.
Amy Fried's research on Collins's vote discussed in Dylan Scott, "Susan Collins, One of the Most Important Swing Votes on Kavanaugh’s Nomination, Explained," Vox, October 1, 2018.
"Commentary: Retooling Maine’s Displaced Workers," John Dorrer (with David Vail), Portland Press Herald, July 1, 2018.

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