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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 2012 Maine Piglet Book today, detailing hundreds of millions of dollars of wasteful government […]

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Updated “Fix the System” Report Shows Continued Welfare Dependency in Maine

Welfare system improved by recent reforms, but more must be done to control welfare dependence An update of The Maine Heritage Policy Center’s “Fix the System” report on

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The Fiscal Costs of Maine’s “Demographic Winter”

Countries such as Japan and Russia are already facing annual declines in population, a trend that Demographers have labeled this “Demographic Winter.”[1]  A shrinking population will create formidable

Bangor Luncheon: “Fiscal Impacts of Demographic Winter”

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Portland Luncheon – August 16: “Fiscal Impacts of Demographic Winter”

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RELEASE: Report Shows Mainers Flee to States with No Personal Income Tax

The Maine Heritage Policy Center has released a study that shows over 11,000 Mainers have fled to states with no income tax, and they took hundreds of millions of

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Maine Loses People and Their Income to States with No Personal Income Tax

In FY 2009, Maine had the 6th highest tax burden, as a percent of private sector personal income, in the country.[1] The single largest source of Maine’s tax

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Who Are Maine’s “Rich?”

Who Are Maine's "Rich?" In these dark economic times, the siren call of “tax the rich” is hurled at policymakers as the solution to Maine’s budget woes. The accusation

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Release: Study Shows Maine’s “Rich” are Working Couples, Small Business Owners

Families and Entrepreneurs make up top earners, income tax hits them hardest A report released today by the Maine Heritage Policy Center shows that Maine’s high-earning individuals are working

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Higher Taxes? Not with Maine’s High Tax Burden

As Maine’s state government grapples with budget shortfalls in the Department of Health and Human Services budget and a recent lawsuit aimed at rolling-back necessary pension reforms, the