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Governor Paul LePage signs LD 1333, landmark health insurance reform, into law

Historical Perspective: Why LD 1333 – Maine’s New Health Insurance Reform?

On May 17, 2011, Governor Paul LePage signed into law a major health reform package to help contain the spiraling cost of health insurance for all Mainers.  Before becoming law, the reform bill was known as LD 1333: “An Act […]

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Replacing Big Government Health Care with Patient-Centered Reform

Maine's past and present free market health policy experts partnered with the national Heritage Foundation to publish a report that serves as a guide for other states that


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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University of Maine System Receives ‘F’ in Several Key Areas

If the taxpayer-supported University of Maine System were a student, it would be repeating the semester.  According to a report released today by The Maine Heritage


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


The Case Against ObamaCare

In March 2010, nearly half the states’ attorneys general filed suit against the federal government on behalf of their respective states[1] to block key provisions of the

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Schools for Maine’s Future: The Promise of Digital Learning

Read the full report | Maine’s schools face a series of challenges in the years ahead. Despite sizable increases in school spending, student achievement outcomes have remained

Fastest Growing Maine Government Programs

The Fastest-Growing General Fund Programs in Maine Government

Read the full report (PDF) | Two years ago, the Maine Heritage Policy Center identified the 40 fastest-growing state programs funded by the state’s General Fund. That