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Crisis To Cure: Government Intrusion vs. Free Market Innovation – Understanding Maine’s Certificate of Need Law

Health care spending in the United States far exceeds that of other countries, currently representing about 18 percent of the gross domestic product. If health care continues to grow at historic rates, it is expected to reach 34 percent by […]

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2012 “Maine Piglet Book” details waste, fraud and abuse of tax dollars

“The book Augusta doesn’t want you to read” shows improvement in some areas, continued waste and abuse in others

The Maine Heritage Policy Center released the


Portland Luncheon, September 20: “Equipping for the Elections”



Maine State Housing Authority Payroll Data Added to

Data shows 30% increase in total payroll cost in just five years Today, has been updated and expanded to show five years of salary and benefits data for

Maine Medicaid Investigation

Shocking Video Reveals Vulnerability to Fraud within Maine’s Welfare System

DHHS Worker: “If you don’t have proof of income, then you have no income”

An outside investigation into Maine’s Medicaid system reveals a shocking potential for fraud within Maine’s


Think Tank Praises Sen. Snowe for Joining Movement for Transparent “Super Committee”

The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) is applauding Maine Senator Olympia Snowe’s decision to cosponsor legislation in the U.S. Senate to require all meetings and hearings held by

Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins - AP photo

MHPC Urges Sens. Snowe, Collins to Join Movement for Transparent Deficit Committee Meetings

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The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) is urging Maine Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to join a growing movement within the U.S. Senate to

Maine Budget Savings

Right-sizing Maine’s State Government Workforce

The basis of comparison in this study is the examination of the number of Maine’s state government jobs relative to the number of jobs in the private sector

RELEASE: Updates Show Explosive Growth in Maine Turnpike Authority Payroll

The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) held a press conference in Augusta today to update its online transparency Web site with payroll data from the Maine Turnpike

Fastest Growing Maine Government Programs

The Fastest-Growing General Fund Programs in Maine Government

Read the full report (PDF) | Two years ago, the Maine Heritage Policy Center identified the 40 fastest-growing state programs funded by the state’s General Fund. That