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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 at 12.6 percent of personal income (6th highest) while New Hampshire has […]

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Rally To Support the Governor’s Budget

Big Labor bosses and liberal leaders are pulling out all the stops to defeat the pro-taxpayers reforms included in the Governor's budget.  With their union dues-funded

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Portland Event – “Rich States, Poor States: Moving Maine from Rags to Riches”

Thursday, March 24 , 2011 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Bangor Event – “Rich States, Poor States: Moving Maine from Rags to Riches”

Wednesday, March 23 , 2011 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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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

Bangor Event – “The Cost of Doing Nothing”

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Portland Event – “The Cost of Doing Nothing”

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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

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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

Top 40 Fastest Growing Program

RELEASE: Just 40 Programs Consume Nearly Half of Total General Fund Spending

The Maine Heritage Policy Center held a press conference in Augusta today to release a new report revealing the Top 40 fastest growing programs and agencies funded by