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Release: U.S. Court Of Appeals Rules Public Pension Reforms Enacted Under LePage Constitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2014 U.S. Court Of Appeals Rules Public Pension Reforms Enacted Under LePage Constitutional BOSTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled on Friday, June 27, that public pension reform enacted under […]

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Longley to LePage: An Insider’s Take on Maine’s Budget Process

Every year, Maine state government spends more than $3 billion, and the biannual negotiation over the state's budget is one of the most important -- and

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Repeal Maine’s Tax Cap On Charitable Giving

During late night budget negotiations last year, the legislature instituted a cap on all itemized deductions including the charitable giving deduction. Since there were no corresponding reductions in

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Welfare reform can happen, but policymakers in Augusta need to hear from you!

Earlier this year, The Maine Heritage Policy Center released a several-month long investigation into the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash welfare program. Our investigation

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Expanding Medicaid will Hurt Maine’s Families with Lower Incomes and Fewer Jobs

Many of Maine’s policymakers have already fallen for the siren call of Medicaid expansion as provided for under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act

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The Free ME Initiative

Free ME is a bold initiative that will free Maine. It is a realistic strategy for spurring economic development statewide.

Maine has the opportunity to

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The BOLD Initiative That Will Free Maine and Get Us Back To Zero

The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Maine’s foremost free-market think tank, invites you to join us for an exciting presentation as we introduce a bold initiative to fundamentally revolutionize

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“How Money Walks” with Mr. Travis Brown

Please join MHPC for a discussion and book signing of "How Money Walks" with Mr. Travis Brown. Between 1995 and 2010, millions of Americans moved between the

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Where Have Maine’s “Rich” Gone?

As Maine’s state government grapples with a budget deficit, some legislators are calling for the repeal of Governor LePage’s tax cuts for the “rich.”[i]  Such a

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2012 “Maine Piglet Book” details waste, fraud and abuse of tax dollars

“The book Augusta doesn’t want you to read” shows improvement in some areas, continued waste and abuse in others

The Maine Heritage Policy Center released the