New Analysis: Questions 2 & 4 Would Move Maine’s Economy Backwards

Economic competitiveness ranking would fall from 38th to 46th under Questions 2 & 4Between 2011 and 2016, economic reforms impressively propelled Maine from 48th to where it now ranks at 38th in economic outlook in the 2016 edition of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competit ...
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The 7 Fatal Flaws of Question 2

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In the world of public pension funding and governance, good news is hard to come by. Maine’s levels of unfunded pension liabilities are no exception.However, according to a report recently released by State Budget Solutions, a project of the American Legislative Exchange Council, Maine suffers wha ...
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If you’re from the town of Sebago, Lincolnville, Greenwood, Bremen, Newry, Machiasport, or Jonesport, Question 2 should worry you immensely. You see, while many people are talking about the 130 Maine communities that won’t receive an additional cent under this tax increase for education, seven o ...
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MHPC Releases Question 2 Report

AUGUSTA- This week, The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) released a new report, The Wrong Choice for ME: How Question 2 would exacerbate inequality in K-12 education and cost thousands of jobs at a press conference in Augusta.Question 2 on this November’s ballot proposes a 42 percent t ...
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MHPC Releases Question 4 Report on Minimum Wage

AUGUSTA- Today, The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) released a new report, Unintended Consequences: How the minimum wage hike in Question 4 would kill jobs, raise prices and hurt Maine's most vulnerable at a press conference in Augusta.Speakers at the event included Liam Sigaud, policy analyst f ...
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According to an article in last week’s Las Vegas Review Journal, the Guinn Center, an independent think tank, took a close look at the Question 1 gun control ballot initiative in Nevada. Question 1 is practically identical to the Question 3 ballot initiative in Maine. The study said this ...
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This week, the Maine School Management Association (MSMA) – a nonprofit comprised of the Maine School Boards Association and the Maine School Superintendents Association – released a white paper on Question 2, the ballot measure which would impose a three percent surtax on high-income households ...
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Tax Flight Is Real; Question 2 Would Make It Worse

Many liberal groups, including the Maine People’s Alliance, the Maine Center for Economic Policy and the Economic Policy Institute, assert that higher taxes on millionaires does little to motivate them to move to more tax-friendly states. In 2014, the Maine People’s Alliance claimed that researc ...
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This November, Maine voters will be faced with an age-old question — how much freedom are you willing to sacrifice in the name of “safety”?Billionaire and ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has used Maine’s Citizen’s Initiative Process to almost single-handedly fund a campaign to mak ...
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