THE MAINE HERITAGE POLICY CENTER
capitol_maine

Raising Taxes for DHHS Budget Would Cost Private Sector Jobs

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is running a serious budget deficit of an estimated $121 million for this year alone.  As lawmakers work to decide how to fix the structural problems that have led to this massive shortfall, ultimately they will have to decide whether to decrease sp ...
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voter registration
Free and open elections are the cornerstone of our democracy.  A free and open election is one where every vote counts, and no vote is counted as less or more than another. The people of Maine must be confident in the integrity of our electoral process, and there must be structural assurances that ...
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FAQ for LD 1333 Maine's Health Reform Law

LD 1333 Explained: FAQs About Maine’s New Health Insurance Reform

On May 17, 2011, Governor Paul LePage signed into law a significant health reform package to help contain the spiraling cost of health insurance for all Mainers.  Before becoming law, the bill was known as LD 1333: “An Act To Modify Rating Practices for Individual and Small Group Health Plans and ...
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Governor Paul LePage signs LD 1333, landmark health insurance reform, into law
On May 17, 2011, Governor Paul LePage signed into law a major health reform package to help contain the spiraling cost of health insurance for all Mainers.  Before becoming law, the reform bill was known as LD 1333: “An Act To Modify Rating Practices for Individual and Small Group Health Plans an ...
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Maine Health Reform LD 1333 Obamacare

Replacing Big Government Health Care with Patient-Centered Reform

Maine's past and present free market health policy experts partnered with the national Heritage Foundation to publish a report that serves as a guide for other states that wish to enact patient-centered, market-based health insurance reform to increase choice and reduce health care costs.Heal ...
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Maine by the Numbers 2011 - 2012

Maine By The Numbers Compares State Rankings in Key Indicators

The Maine Heritage Policy Center released its 2011-2012 Maine By The Numbers today to provide a fact-based look at how Maine compares to other states and the District of Columbia in the areas of demographics, economics, health care, welfare, education and tax/fiscal.CLICK HERE for an online v ...
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Taxes

Which Tax Plan is Best for Maine?

There is finally some good news for Maine taxpayers.  The tax discussion on both sides of the political aisle in Augusta is not whether to have tax relief, but how much tax relief Mainers should have.  However, two proposed tax plans—one by the Republicans and the other by the Democrats—approa ...
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made in maine

University of Maine System Receives ‘F’ in Several Key Areas

If the taxpayer-supported University of Maine System were a student, it would be repeating the semester.  Accordingto a report released today by The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC)and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), the Universityof Maine System received failing grad ...
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oasis
It is well-known that Maine and New Hampshire are polar opposites when it comes to tax policy.  Maine has one of the highest tax burdens in the country at 12.6 percent of personal income (6th highest) while New Hampshire has one of the lowest tax burdens at 8.7 percent of personal income (49th high ...
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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 as compared to the national average. Since the national average represents an amalgam of 50 states, one can reasonably assume that being abov ...
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