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Welfare reform can happen, but policymakers in Augusta need to hear from you!

Earlier this year, The Maine Heritage Policy Center released a several-month long investigation into the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash welfare program. Our investigation found Maine EBT cards being used in all 50 states – yes, Hawaii and […]

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Exit RGGI: The Potential Economic Impact of a Maine Withdrawal from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

By The Maine Heritage Policy Center and The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University

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The Free ME Initiative

Free ME is a bold initiative that will free Maine. It is a realistic strategy for spurring economic development statewide.

Maine has the opportunity to

A 55 Percent State Share of K12 Spending? We’re already there

Read the full report | In 2004, Maine voters approved a citizen-initiated referendum calling on the state to fund “55 percent of the cost of public education.” The following

Measuring Maine’s Public Colleges: Non-Instructional Staffing and Cost-Per-Degree

Read the full report | Are Maine’s colleges and universities as efficient as they could be? According to the Brookings Institution’s 2006 “Charting Maine’s Future” report, “inefficiencies in

Cost per Degree: Measuring Inputs and Outputs at Maine’s Public and Private Colleges

Read the full report | Dramatic increases in the cost of college have concerned policymakers and the college-going public for years. Citing data indicating that “college tuition and

Maine Spends Too Much… But Where?

Read the full report | The next state budget has not been submitted yet, but the debates about a gap of at least $500 million between tax