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RELEASE: Six conservative groups demand a better budget deal

AUGUSTA - Leaders of six major fiscally conservative groups joined together today to urge the Maine Senate to stand firm against any budget agreement that does not include income tax cuts and welfare reform. The five leaders include:Matthew Gagnon, Chief Executive Officer, Maine Heritage Poli ...
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Cutting Taxes has helped, not hurt, Kansas

Facts can be dangerous to an argument.Perhaps that’s why opponents of income tax reform routinely choose to omit crucial facts and key information when making their case that lowering taxes hurts our economy.For example, liberal-blogger Amy Fried chose to cherry-pick her facts when she recently at ...
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MHPC Informational Booth (Bangor)

MHPC Informational Booth (Bangor)

Please be sure to stop The Maine Heritage Policy Center's informational booth at the Maine GOP Convention.Maine GOP ConventionCross Insurance Center515 Main StreetBangor, MEApril 25-26, 2014 ...
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Maine Prosperity Event: Snowbirds Take Flight Thanks to Tax Cap on Charitable Giving (Portland)
Portland● 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ●Thursday, April 17, 2014DiMillo's On the Water25 Long WharfSnowbirds Take Flight Thanks toTax Cap on Charitable Giving The Honorable Philip HarrimanPrincipalLebel & HarrimanThe Honorable Philip Harriman, principal, Lebel & Harriman, will provide ...
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Repeal Maine’s Tax Cap On Charitable Giving

During late night budget negotiations last year, the legislature instituted a cap on all itemized deductions including the charitable giving deduction. Since there were no corresponding reductions in the personal income tax rate, this cap resulted in a stealth tax increase that hurts both taxpayers ...
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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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Who Are Maine’s “Rich?”

Who Are Maine's "Rich?"In these dark economic times, the siren call of “tax the rich” is hurled at policymakers as the solution to Maine’s budget woes. The accusation is that the rich are just sitting on their money and having government take it from them in order to spend it will get t ...
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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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The Circumstance is Our Own Making

The Circumstance is Our Own Making

Recently, the New England Public Policy Institute released a new report called, “How Does New Hampshire Do It? An Analysis of Spending and Revenues in the Absence of a Broad-based Income or Sales Tax.” This report looks at different factors and policies in New Hampshire that permits the state to ...
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Constitutional Challenge to Maine’s “Welcome Back Tax”

Constitutional Challenge to Maine’s “Welcome Back Tax”

Press Conference Announcing aConstitutional Challenge to Maine’s “Welcome Back Tax” Penalizing Families Moving to Maine with up to $2,200 in Higher Income TaxesRemarks by Troy Dennen, Plaintiff My name is Troy Dennen.I work in Maine as a design engineer in a local high-tech company. Rig ...
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