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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Study Shows Maine is Severely Lacking in Broadband Depth

Increased broadband infrastructure would add a significant number of jobs to the economyDownload the Full Study (PDF)A new study says that Maine is lagging behind its New England neighbors in broadband accessibility and that without increased broadband depth, Maine will fall even further beh ...
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Report Shows Maine Voting System Inadequate to Support Election Day Registration

“Honor System” is not a reasonable way to manage 972,000 registrationsThe Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) released a report today showing that steps must be taken to protect the integrity of Maine’s voting system. The report explains that Election Day Registration (EDR) is not a viable pra ...
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University of Maine Payroll and Spending Data Updated on MaineOpenGov.org

Increased broadband infrastructure would add a significant number of jobs to the economyToday, MaineOpenGov.org has been updated and expanded to show eight years of salary, benefits, overtime, and stipend data for employees of the University of Maine, as well as five years of checkbook spending inf ...
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Analysis Debunks Study of Voter ID, Disenfranchisement

Analysis Debunks Study of Voter ID, Disenfranchisement

Recent Study by Left-Wing Think Tank Based on Dubious Numbers, Questionable MethodologyA recent study touted by the Yes on 1 campaign that claims repeal of Election-Day Registration (EDR) in Maine would disenfranchise voters has been exposed as false by a leading national expert on election law.Hans ...
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Most Believe Protecting Against Fraud More Important Than Increasing Turnout.A decision by the Legislature to end the practice of same-day voter registration in Maine has the support of a majority of likely Maine voters, according to a new poll commissioned by The Maine Heritage Policy Center ...
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The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) has extensively reviewed the latest undercover video of an intake coordinator at Maine's Department of Health and Human Services Portland office, released today by videographer James O'Keefe. The Think Tank is giving the employee mixed grades. The video ...
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Maine Medicaid Investigation

Shocking Video Reveals Vulnerability to Fraud within Maine’s Welfare System

An outside investigation into Maine’s Medicaid system reveals a shocking potential for fraud within Maine’s vast welfare bureaucracy, and it’s all on video.  Yet policy reforms to increase accountability and safeguard measures will help protect Maine’s welfare system from fraud, if official ...
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The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) is applauding Maine Senator Olympia Snowe’s decision to cosponsor legislation in the U.S. Senate to require all meetings and hearings held by a newly-created deficit-reduction committee be open and transparent to the public.“Creating a twelve-person ‘sup ...
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