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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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Take Action – Contact Your State Leaders Today

Get engaged by contacting your state leaders today.

MHPC's Action Center is designed for you to easily reach out to the Governor and your state legislators about the issues

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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

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The BOLD Initiative That Will Free Maine and Get Us Back To Zero

The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Maine’s foremost free-market think tank, invites you to join us for an exciting presentation as we introduce a bold initiative to fundamentally revolutionize

A Brief Guide to Question 4

A Brief Guide to Question 4 (TABOR) on the November 2009 Ballot What is the wording of Question 4 to go before voters on November 3, 2009?

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Maine’s Medicaid program’s skyrocketing costs, higher taxes, underpayment of health providers and perpetual budget shortfalls result in health care rationing.

Read the full report | As Congress and the Obama administration debate reforms for the nation’s health care system, they would do well to study Maine's experience

Public Charter Schools: Centers for the Kind of Educational Innovation that Maine Needs

Read the full report | Public charter schools are public schools that, by virtue of their unique system of governance, have more control over their own budget, staff

Governor and Legislature, Heal Thyself: Why the State House is a good place to look for budget savings

Read the full report | As the Maine Legislature looks to complete the supplemental budget bill, it would do well to look for additional savings within the

$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

Committee Tax Reform Plan not “Revenue Neutral”

Read the full report | The tax reform plan proposed by the Taxation Committee that is winding its way through the Maine Legislature is "revenue neutral" in