Bangor Luncheon with Councilor Cary Weston

Bangor Luncheon with Councilor Cary Weston

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Jonathan Butcher at Colby College

Jonathan Butcher at Colby College

Young Americans for Liberty at Colby College and The Maine Heritage Policy Center are co-sponsoring an event on the evening of Tuesday, March 14th featuring Mr. Jonathan Butcher, Education Director of the Goldwater Institute to speak on Education Savings Accounts and their potential as a tool ...
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2012 “Maine Piglet Book” details waste, fraud and abuse of tax dollars

“The book Augusta doesn’t want you to read” shows improvement in some areas, continued waste and abuse in othersThe Maine Heritage Policy Center released the 2012 Maine Piglet Book today, detailing hundreds of millions of dollars of wasteful government spending. A new version of a simil ...
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Maine State Housing Authority Payroll Data Added to MaineOpenGov.org

Data shows 30% increase in total payroll cost in just five yearsToday, MaineOpenGov.org has been updated and expanded to show five years of salary and benefits data for employees of the Maine State Housing Authority (MSHA). The data from Maine Housing was provided in response to a Freedom o ...
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Big Labor vs. Taxpayers Index – Maine Ranks #30

Big Labor vs. Taxpayers Index – Maine Ranks #30

The Competitive Enterprise Institute recently released a fascinating index called the "Big Labor versus Taxpayers Index."The institute uses 1,150 data points to rank the states based on whether they favor unions or the taxpayer more. Using 23 different categories, the index calculates a total score ...
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Maine Medicaid Investigation – Second Video

Maine Medicaid Investigation – Second Video

A second undercover video of interactions with a DHHS worker was released today. It followed similar patterns to the first video, with the worker at times "coaching" the "customer" on how to best apply for MaineCare even though he had access to a checking account that had his name on it and had $250 ...
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Maine Medicaid Investigation

Maine Medicaid Investigation

Below is a video you have to see to believe.A guy walks into a Biddeford, Maine Department of Health and Human Services office, and asks about getting taxpayer-funded government health care. He confesses that he runs a "pharmaceutical imports" business that is operated in international waters ...
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Maine Medicaid Investigation

Shocking Video Reveals Vulnerability to Fraud within Maine’s Welfare System

An outside investigation into Maine’s Medicaid system reveals a shocking potential for fraud within Maine’s vast welfare bureaucracy, and it’s all on video.  Yet policy reforms to increase accountability and safeguard measures will help protect Maine’s welfare system from fraud, if official ...
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