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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 revenues and spending have already started calls for cuts, elimination of programs, state […]

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$217 Million in Reasonable Spending Cuts To Close Budget Gap

Read the full report | A recent Market Decisions’ public opinion poll noted that some 86 percent of Maine people believe that taxes are too high, and

Maine’s Choice: Have Medicaid Take Care of the Truly Vulnerable or Give Away Medicaid to the Middle Class

Read the full report | As state legislators in Augusta work to close a $200 million budget shortfall, they would be well advised to take a careful

Maine Medicaid Check Up Series Part III: Non-Elderly Adult Medicaid Spending

Read the full report | Recently, Maine state revenue forecasters projected a $95 million budget gap for the current biennium. As the Legislature goes into session in

Governor Jeb Bush: A Record of Leadership and Policy Accomplishment

Read the full report | In his two terms as Florida’s 43rd governor, Jeb Bush challenged the status quo and reshaped state government in order to lead

Maine’s Near-Universal Coverage for Children Makes SCHIP Expansion Unnecessary

Read the full report | As Congress debates a dramatic expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Maine’s experience shows that SCHIP expansion is unnecessary,

A Plan to Reform and Reduce Maine’s Taxes

Read the full report | Mainers have been hit with a barrage of tax reform proposals from the Maine Legislature, but no clear plan that will reduce

Part II: Child Medicaid Spending A Roadmap to Saving $128 Million in Maine Medicaid without Dropping Coverage for One Child.

Read the full report | In 2004, Maine had the second highest spending per child Medicaid beneficiary of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, spending

Eight Challenges for Dirigo Health in 2006

Read the full report | When Dirigo Health was introduced in May 2003, supporters promised that this health reform initiative would accomplish three important objectives: eliminate all

Dirigo Health: Higher Costs, Reduced Benefits

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