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Release: U.S. Court Of Appeals Rules Public Pension Reforms Enacted Under LePage Constitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2014 U.S. Court Of Appeals Rules Public Pension Reforms Enacted Under LePage Constitutional BOSTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled on Friday, June 27, that public pension reform enacted under […]

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Longley to LePage: An Insider’s Take on Maine’s Budget Process

Every year, Maine state government spends more than $3 billion, and the biannual negotiation over the state's budget is one of the most important -- 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 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

The Economic Impact of Federal Spending on State Economic Performance

Read full report | EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Federal government spending comes with costs; it should not be accepted as the free-lunch it is frequently considered to be. Every dollar

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

220 Million Reasons Why the Taxpayer Bill of Rights Helps Maine’s Beleaguered Taxpayers

Read the full report | On November 7, 2006, the citizens of Maine voted for a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR). Unfortunately, the initiative failed, but only by

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

District Consolidation and the Threat to School Choice: 15 Reorganization Plans to Watch

Read full report | As The Maine Heritage Policy Center reported in a recent policy brief titled Reorganization and the Threat to Maine's Tradition of School Choice,

Reorganization and the Threat to Maine’s Tradition of School Choice

Read the full report | Before adjourning its recent session, the state legislature approved a much-needed and long-awaited bill to fix some of the technical and other