THE MAINE HERITAGE POLICY CENTER
Maine Turnpike Authority: Driving Maine’s Professional Left
The Maine Heritage Policy Center exists solely because of the generosity of our 1,500 individual donors. We accept no government money, and it works out great; we don't want it, and they don't offer it.That is not quite true for other public policy think tanks in Maine.According to a report just rel ...
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OPEGA to remain in place – for now…

OPEGA to remain in place – for now…

The budget passed by majority vote in the legislature on Monday slashed staff and funding for OPEGA but left the agency intact and, more importantly, removed language in the original majority report that merged OPEGA, which is governed by a bipartisan committee, with the legislature's Office of Fisc ...
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Will OPEGA make it out alive?

Will OPEGA make it out alive?

As reported here, the Maine House did not adopt the amendment attached in the Senate yesterday that preserves OPEGA. In a vote earlier this afternoon, the House "adhered" to its previous budget vote, meaning that it sent the bill back the Senate in the same form it did before. That version, voted ou ...
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Governor and Legislature, Heal Thyself: Why the State House is a good place to look for budget savings
Read the full report | As the Maine Legislature looks to complete the supplemental budget bill, it would do well to look for additional savings within the walls of the venerable State House itself, which, upon its opening in 1832, housed all of Maine state government. Today it is home to only two st ...
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