Release: MHPC Makes Cash Welfare Spending Available Online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 9, 2014The Maine Heritage Policy Center publishes the most comprehensive view of Maine's cash welfare program ever presented to the public.PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Maine's foremost free market think tank, on Thursday presented to the peo ...
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Release: MHPC on Maine’s Falling Unemployment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 22, 2013The Maine Heritage Policy Center's CEO and Chief Economist released the following statement on Friday in regard to the latest unemployment report from the Maine Department of Labor:PORTLAND, Maine – "Maine's falling unemployment rate is more than some s ...
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Advisory: Reforms, Improvements and Concerns About Maine’s Medicaid Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2013PORTLAND, Maine – Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner, Mary Mayhew, will join The Maine Heritage Policy Center to discuss the challenges of preserving Medicaid for the truly needy, in spite of the state’s growing spending on social services. ...
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Release: Tim Bryant of Preti Flaherty Joins MHPC Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 23, 2013PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Heritage Policy Center is pleased to announce Timothy J. Bryant, Esq., a partner in the law firm of Preti Flaherty, has been selected to serve on MHPC’s Board of Directors. “MHPC is honored to welcome Tim Bryant to our Board of Di ...
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Release: “Renewable energy” law forces higher electricity rates, job losses

“Renewable energy" mandate will raise electricity prices by $145 million, cost Maine 1,000 jobsRPS law burdens households, harms Maine's economy Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation, which requires that some of the state’s electricity must be generated by expensive ...
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RELEASE: Report Shows Mainers Flee to States with No Personal Income Tax

The Maine Heritage Policy Center has released a study that shows over 11,000 Mainers have fled to states with no income tax, and they took hundreds of millions of dollars with them.The people who chose to leave Maine from 1995 to 2009 took over $661 million in income to other states. The loss o ...
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Families and Entrepreneurs make up top earners, income tax hits them hardestA report released today by the Maine Heritage Policy Center shows that Maine’s high-earning individuals are working married couples with dual incomes and risk-taking entrepreneurs who create jobs. This is in stark ...
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A study released today finds that allowing workers to decide whether or not to join a union can be great for a state’s economy. The report from The Maine Heritage Policy Center  (MHPC) shows that Mainers are leaving the state and moving to “Right-to-Work” states, or states where workers can ...
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 A report released today by The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) shows that raising taxes to address the estimated $121 million dollar DHHS budget gap for this year would lead to the loss of more than 6,400 Maine jobs. As lawmakers work to decide how to fix the structural problems that have ...
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Maine State Housing Authority Payroll Data Added to MaineOpenGov.org

Data shows 30% increase in total payroll cost in just five yearsToday, MaineOpenGov.org has been updated and expanded to show five years of salary and benefits data for employees of the Maine State Housing Authority (MSHA). The data from Maine Housing was provided in response to a Freedom o ...
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