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Maine Demographic Winter

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

Portland Thursday, August 16, 2012 DiMillo’s On the Water 25 Long Wharf Luncheon  11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Fiscal Impacts of Demographic Winter” Mr. J. Scott Moody Chief Executive Officer The Maine Heritage Policy Center MHPC Member: $20 per person, […]

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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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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

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RELEASE: Report Shows Maine Workers Moving to “Right-to-Work” States with Stronger Economies

24,338 Mainers, representing $800 million in income, fled to “Right-to-Work” states from 2003 - 2008

A study released today finds that allowing workers to decide whether or not to

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The Case for Right-to-Work in Maine: Examining the Evidence in Oklahoma

As Maine’s economy struggles to put the “Great Recession” behind it, the quest to find public policies that will aid the economy becomes more urgent. The single most

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Report Shows Raising Taxes to Address DHHS Deficit Would Cost Maine 6,400 Jobs

  A report released today by The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) shows that raising taxes to address the estimated $121 million dollar DHHS budget gap for this

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