Written by: Liam SiguadEarlier this year, the Maine Center for Economic Policy, a left-wing think tank, published an article written by its budget and education analyst, James Myall. The piece, entitled “Minimum Wage Increase Contributes to Largest Annual Wage Gain in 10 years,” makes bold claim ...
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By: Jacob PosikEvery American citizen should have the right to earn a living and the freedom to pursue the profession of his or her choice. However, an individual’s ability to work and provide for their family is often thwarted by government interference in the form of arbitrary and cumbersome occ ...
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By: Jacob Posik, policy analystSupporters and volunteers of the Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) were set up at polling booths across the state on Election Day seeking signatures for a “Universal Home Care” initiative the group wishes to put on your 2018 ballot.The MPA announced in late September ...
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The Office of Fiscal and Program Review has released the fiscal note for the Medicaid expansion referendum Maine voters will consider this November. The one-page summary of the ballot initiative’s impact projects an annual appropriation from Maine’s General Fund of roughly $54.5 million and esti ...
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Medicaid Expansion Report Released

Today, The Maine Heritage Policy Center released a new report, “Reject Medicaid Expansion,” at an 11 a.m. press conference at the Holiday Inn By The Bay in Portland. You can read and download the report below.The conclusions of the report are simple. Despite the rosy picture proponents paint, Me ...
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There are numerous anecdotal reasons that conservatives oppose raising the minimum wage. Doing so increases labor costs for companies, which has a plethora of negative impacts on workers and employers. New hires can be postponed, hours scaled back and workers let go of, all due in large part to the ...
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As Maine’s successful reforms to its health insurance market in 2011 continue to fuel the national conversation about ObamaCare repeal and replacement, progressives are desperate to paint those reforms as dismal failures. In a blog post last Friday, Mike Tipping characterized PL 90–the landmark ...
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After years of rapid growth in premiums and deductibles, unstable insurance markets, and skyrocketing costs caused by the Affordable Care Act’s burdensome mandates, lawmakers should be advocating for true free-market reforms to federal healthcare policy--reforms that encourage competition, give pa ...
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They’re at it again. Having repeatedly failed to achieve Medicaid expansion through the legislative process, liberals in Maine have succeeded in putting it on the ballot this November. Despite the new tactics, much has stayed the same in the Medicaid expansion debate, including the overwhelming ev ...
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Good news for Gov. Paul LePage appeared on the recently-released pages of Maine’s Structural Gap Report. Since LePage took office, the state general fund’s structural deficit will shrink $1 billion by 2019, and projections show that Maine is on pace to enjoy a $55 million surplus in 2017. In the ...
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