Rich states, poor states MHPC
Economic competitiveness ranking would fall from 38th to  46th under Questions 2 & 4YARMOUTH - Recently, MHPC requested that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) run three different scenarios through the formula used to calculate state rankings in the Rich States, Poor States: ALEC ...
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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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Essay Winners
(PORTLAND) — Today, The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) joined more than 100 organizations across the United States and around the world by holding an event honoring the life and work of Dr. Milton Friedman, a Nobel Laureate who was widely recognized as one of the most influential economists o ...
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Fitton Event
FALMOUTH- Yesterday, a nationally-acclaimed government transparency activist, Tom Fitton, joined The Maine Heritage Policy Center for an educational luncheon in Falmouth.Since 1998, Mr. Fitton has led Judicial Watch, which has been named one of Washington, D.C.’s top ten most effective government ...
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Poverty Report 1
AUGUSTA- Today, The Maine Heritage Policy Center released its latest piece of research, "The Top 10 Things Keeping Mainers Poor," a comprehensive look at how government policy in Maine creates obstacles for low-income individuals and families.Everyone, regardless of political views, agrees that M ...
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AUGUSTA- Today, The Maine Heritage Policy Center – Maine’s premier free market think tank – unveiled its latest research publication, Healthcare Costs in Maine. The report compares prices for common medical procedures between thirty-three hospitals and exposes substantial price variation betwe ...
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Maine becomes 25th state to pass Right-to-Try

Yesterday, Governor Paul LePage (R) signed LD 180, “An Act To Allow Terminally Ill Patients To Use Experimental Treatments,” making Maine the 25th state to join the growing Right-to-Try movement.As previously reported in The Maine Wire, this new law, terminally ill patients in Maine will have t ...
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Red Tape

Release: The Red Tape Guidebook Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 10, 2016CONTACT: Krysta LillyDirector of Communicationsklilly@mainepolicy.org207.321.2550Augusta- Today, The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Maine's foremost free-market think tank, officially released The Red Tape Guidebook as part of their mission to identify some o ...
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