THE MAINE HERITAGE POLICY CENTER
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A Real Plan for Education Reform

Maine’s education system has lost its forward momentum.It has become stagnant in its pursuit to better educate and prepare our students for all the challenges they may face in the future.Even with the adoption of numerous expensive and “du jour” style education reforms, Maine schools are not p ...
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Here in Maine we began the process in earnest toward Proficiency Based Education with passing LD1422 in 2012. Prior to the law, it was introduced on a large scale with the pilot program, Reinventing Schools Coalition (RISC). RISC was initiated in Alaska and implemented in California and Colorado.  ...
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The Most Ridiculous Health Care Law: Certificate of Need

Maine legislators looking to support substantive health care reform need not look further than LD 734 which would repeal the most ludicrous law on health care – the Certificate of Need (CON) law.A prime example of cronyism and free market obstruction, Maine’s CON law essentially allows hospitals ...
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Deregulation of Hotels: A Smart Move for All

Last Monday, a senior adviser to Governor Paul R. LePage revealed that the governor may submit a bill next legislative session that would eliminate all government regulations and licensing requirements on lodging establishments.Given the current trend of government increasing regulations at an expon ...
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Right-to-Work: The Freedom Maine Deserves

This year, lawmakers in Augusta will once-again consider right-to-work legislation in the form of LD 489, a bill which would prohibit any person from being forced to join a union or pay union dues as a condition of their employment.As has been the case in previous years, the state-wide economic impa ...
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Maine Takes Sides in Obamacare Supreme Court Case

Maine seems to have taken a side in the U.S. Supreme Court case regarding Obamacare subsidies – but it's not the side you might expect.The case, King v. Burwell, will likely be decided this June, and represents perhaps the greatest opportunity (and the most useful bargaining chip) to dismantle or ...
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Maine Prosperity Luncheon (Portland)

Maine Prosperity Luncheon (Portland)

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Reversing the Tide: Undoing Five Decades of Liberal Policies in Maine (Portland)

Reversing the Tide: Undoing Five Decades of Liberal Policies in Maine (Portland)

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Maine Prosperity Luncheon (Portland)

Maine Prosperity Luncheon (Portland)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 10, 2014PORTLAND, Maine -- The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Maine's preeminent free market think tank, on Wednesday called on Maine Attorney General Janet Mills to investigate whether several non-profit organizations have illegally collaborated to influence the Maine ...
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