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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 30, 2014U.S. Court Of Appeals Rules Public Pension ReformsEnacted Under LePage ConstitutionalBOSTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled on Friday, June 27, that public pension reform enacted under Governor Paul R. LePage in 2011 does not violate ...
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Maine Prosperity Event – From Longley to LePage: An Insider’s Take on Maine’s Budget Process (Portland)
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Welfare reform can happen, but policymakers in Augusta need to hear from you

Earlier this year, The Maine Heritage Policy Center released a several-month long investigation into the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash welfare program. Our investigation found Maine EBT cards being used in all 50 states – yes, Hawaii and Alaska! – Puerto Rico and the U.S. V ...
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Take Action – Contact Your State Leaders Today

MHPC's Action Center is designed for you to easily reach out to the Governor and your state legislators about the issues that are important to you.Just follow the prompts and complete the fields. After you hit submit, your letter will be sent directly to the Governor and your state legislators.THANK ...
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The Free ME Initiative

Free ME is a bold initiative that will free Maine. It is a realistic strategy for spurring economic development statewide.Maine has the opportunity to become America’s premier destination for economic freedom and growth. Overall, Free ME is not a new concept. Free ME simp ...
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District Consolidation and the Threat to School Choice: 15 Reorganization Plans to Watch
Read full report | As The Maine Heritage Policy Center reported in a recent policy brief titled Reorganization and the Threat to Maine's Tradition of School Choice, opportunities for families to choose the schools their children attend are in danger as a result of the ongoing school district consoli ...
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Reorganization and the Threat to Maine’s Tradition of School Choice

Reorganization and the Threat to Maine’s Tradition of School Choice

Read the full report | Before adjourning its recent session, the state legislature approved a much-needed and long-awaited bill to fix some of the technical and other issues with the controversial school district reorganization law passed last year. With that done, reorganization planning committees ...
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The School Budget Validation Process: Empowering Voters, Achieving Savings

The School Budget Validation Process: Empowering Voters, Achieving Savings

Read the full report | As Legislators look to rework the troubled school district reorganization law, one of the components of the law which has become the subject of some debate is the so-called “budget validation process.” This procedure, which requires voter referendums for the approval of sc ...
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Education Service Districts: Achieving school administrative cost savings while protecting local control and parental involvement
Read the full report | Buried in Governor John E. Baldacci’s fiscal year 2008-2009 General Fund budget is a policy change that could dramatically alter the face of Maine’s school system and eliminate local control over education. If passed, the administration’s proposed legislation will reduce ...
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