THE MAINE HERITAGE POLICY CENTER
Maine Budget Savings

Right-sizing Maine’s State Government Workforce

The basis of comparison in this study is the examination of the number of Maine’s state government jobs relative to the number of jobs in the private sector as compared to the national average. Since the national average represents an amalgam of 50 states, one can reasonably assume that being abov ...
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MECEP’s Playground Politics

MECEP’s Playground Politics

Remember that kid in elementary school you just couldn’t stand?  The one who did better than you in class, had more friends or got to sit with the popular group at lunchtime?Not knowing how to handle our jealously, we might throw tantrums and call people names.  We were too juvenile to accept we ...
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Maine Turnpike Authority – Payroll and Spending information

Maine Turnpike Authority – Payroll and Spending information

The Center for Open Government launched new information from the Maine Turnpike Authority today, including salary information for all of their employees and each check they wrote to vendors.Also updated was the State Vendor Information for 2009. You can see interesting facts in the slideshow that ha ...
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Maine spending more tax dollars on art

Maine spending more tax dollars on art

They are at it again. Our friends at the Maine Arts Commission are looking for artists to complete three art projects, one at the new Brewer Elementary/Middle School (a brand new school needs brand new art projects already?) one at  Aubert Hall at the University of Maine in Orono, and a third o ...
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