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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RGGI costs
By The Maine Heritage Policy Centerand The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk UniversityClick here to download the study.Executive SummaryThe Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a carbon dioxide cap and trade agreement between nine states in ...
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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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A 55 Percent State Share of K12 Spending? We’re already there

A 55 Percent State Share of K12 Spending? We’re already there

Read the full report | In 2004, Maine voters approved a citizen-initiated referendum calling on the state to fund “55 percent of the cost of public education.” The following spring, the legislature enacted LD 1, which put a process in place whereby the state would “ramp up” to a 55 percent ...
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Measuring Maine’s Public Colleges: Non-Instructional Staffing and Cost-Per-Degree
Read the full report | Are Maine’s colleges and universities as efficient as they could be? According to the Brookings Institution’s 2006 “Charting Maine’s Future” report, “inefficiencies in Maine’s higher education system may be costing the state $14 million a year.” The $14 millio ...
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Cost per Degree: Measuring Inputs and Outputs at Maine’s Public and Private Colleges
Read the full report | Dramatic increases in the cost of college have concerned policymakers and the college-going public for years. Citing data indicating that “college tuition and fees increased 439 percent from 1982 to 2007 while median family income rose 147 percent,” a recent article in th ...
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Maine Spends Too Much… But Where?

Maine Spends Too Much… But Where?

Read the full report | The next state budget has not been submitted yet, but the debates about a gap of at least $500 million between tax revenues and spending have already started calls for cuts, elimination of programs, state employee layoffs, hiring freezes, across-the-board spending decreases, a ...
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