All posts by J. Scott Moody

Raising Taxes for DHHS Budget Would Cost Private Sector Jobs

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is running a serious budget deficit of an estimated $121 million for this year alone.  As lawmakers work to decide how to fix the structural problems that have led to this massive […]

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Which Tax Plan is Best for Maine?

There is finally some good news for Maine taxpayers.  The tax discussion on both sides of the political aisle in Augusta is not whether to have tax relief,

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The Great Tax Divide: Maine’s Retail Desert vs. New Hampshire’s Retail Oasis

It is well-known that Maine and New Hampshire are polar opposites when it comes to tax policy.  Maine has one of the highest tax burdens in the country

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Right-sizing Maine’s State Government Workforce

The basis of comparison in this study is the examination of the number of Maine’s state government jobs relative to the number of jobs in the private sector

Maine's Public Pensions are Bankrupting the State

The Cost of Doing Nothing: Maine’s Pension Payments are Crowding Out Other Spending

Download the Report (PDF) | Maine’s annual public pension payment is on the threshold of explosive growth. Unlike other states, Maine has a Constitutional requirement

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The Economic Impact of an Enterprise Value Tax on Maine

Read the full report by Scott Moody | In legislation backed by Congressional Democratic leadership this past spring, there was an attempt to more than double the taxation

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Maine Jobs from Noncommercial Establishments

Read the full report | What is Maine’s business climate? That is an age-old question usually answered with one anecdote or another. Depending on one’s vantage

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Maine Jobs from Commercial Establishments

Read the full report | What is Maine’s business climate? That is an age-old question usually answered with one anecdote or another. Depending on one’s vantage

Maine Job Creation from the In-or-Out Migration of Establishments

Read the full report | What is Maine’s business climate? That is an age-old question usually answered with one anecdote or another. Depending on one’s vantage point,

Maine Job Creation from the Expansion or Contraction of Establishments

Read the full report | What is Maine’s business climate? That is an age-old question usually answered with one anecdote or another. Depending on one’s vantage point,