THE MAINE HERITAGE POLICY CENTER
More Open and Accountable Government: Everyone Wants it, Except Government
It stands to reason that in light of the current state of government, with all of its scandal, corruption, and  illegal wasting of taxpayer dollars that we would consider strengthening laws that protect the right of the people to know what their government is up to.That's why MHPC has worked tirele ...
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Fastest Growing Maine Government Programs

The Fastest-Growing General Fund Programs in Maine Government

Read the full report (PDF) | Two years ago, the Maine Heritage Policy Center identified the 40 fastest-growing state programs funded by the state’s General Fund. That January 2009 report was developed in response to attempts by legislative budget writers to balance the state budget by making acro ...
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Ranking Maine’s Debt Burden

Ranking Maine’s Debt Burden

Everywhere you look it seems someone is talking about debt today. Thefederal government is running its debt levels to heights never seenbefore in a peacetime economy.  Maine's policymakers are alsoconsidering more debt to create jobs and rebuild infrastructure.  Thejustify this discussion by notin ...
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