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Read the full report | The 2009 Maine Piglet Book is a joint publication of The Maine Heritage Policy Center and Citizens Against Government Waste; both are private, not-for-profit organizations focused on research and education. The 2009 Maine Piglet Book is published […]
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
Read the full report | In January of this year, Maine’s State Planning Office released its annual “LD1 Progress Report,” which found that Maine’s school districts had demonstrated
Read the full report | Q: What is the Taxpayer Bill of Rights? A: The Taxpayer Bill of Rights will set speed limits on the growth in state
Read the full report | 2006 research by The Maine Heritage Policy Center, using data from the U. S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA),
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
Read the full report | In the private sector, productivity is defined as the sum of all goods and services produced (as measured by Gross Domestic Product)
Read the full report | Recently, the U.S. Census Bureau released estimates for local tax collections for state fiscal year (FY) 2005. The FY 2005 state and
Read the full report | Local and state government can benefit greatly from spending limits that put into place reasonable allowances on the growth of government. Opponents
Beyond the Supplemental Budget: What About State Debt, Per Capita Tax Burden, Future Reserves, and the Structural Gap?
Read the full report | Once again the legislature is busy spending the “surplus” that arrives miraculously each year sometime after Christmas, but before the sap flows