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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 on the sale of many businesses.[1] A provision in that legislation, known […]

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Fix Maine's Welfare System

Fix The System – Freeing Maine Families From Welfare Dependency

Read the Full Report The legacy of Governor John Baldacci is this:

  • a massive expansion of the number of people trapped in Maine’s welfare system
  • a massive explosion in

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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

Maine Jobs

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 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,

Maine Job Creation from the Birth or Death 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,

More Bonds? Not with Maine’s Ballooning Unfunded Retiree Liabilities

Read the full report | As Mainers consider the June 8 questions to approve $108.3 million in new state bonding, they should take into account that Maine’s

Maine’s Towering Debt

Read the full report | Maine is drowning in a sea of debt. Much has been made of the budget shortfalls that have plagued the state for years,

Maine Property Taxpayers Should Have Paid $188 Million Less (10%) in Property Taxes in 2008

Read the full Report | As a result of huge spending increases at the local level and a failure to pass along increased state aid, property taxpayers

Understanding Maine’s Business Climate

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