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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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Protecting the Integrity of Maine’s Elections: Election-Day Registration in Maine

Free and open elections are the cornerstone of our democracy.  A free and open election is one where every vote counts, and no vote is counted as less

FAQ for LD 1333 Maine's Health Reform Law

LD 1333 Explained: FAQs About Maine’s New Health Insurance Reform

On May 17, 2011, Governor Paul LePage signed into law a significant health reform package to help contain the spiraling cost of health insurance for all Mainers.  Before

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

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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

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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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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

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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