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Cutting Taxes has helped, not hurt, Kansas

Facts can be dangerous to an argument.Perhaps that’s why opponents of income tax reform routinely choose to omit crucial facts and key information when making their case that lowering taxes hurts our economy.For example, liberal-blogger Amy Fried chose to cherry-pick her facts when she recently at ...
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Mayhew
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 22, 2014Mr. Brent Bozell to headline The Maine Heritage Policy Center’s 2014 Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon – DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew to receive 2014 Freedom and Opportunity Award.PORTLAND, Maine – Governor Paul R. LePage, winner of The Maine Heritage ...
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Four Reasons Maine Needs to Reform Unfunded Government Employee Pensions
There is no doubt – unfunded government employee pensions are bankrupting our future.  Without reform, Maine families face crumbling roads, failing schools, a broken health care safety net, and even higher taxes.Next fiscal year, without the reasonable reforms in the budget, the increase in the u ...
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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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2010 Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon Keynote Speaker Scott Rasmussen.

350 Attend Eighth Annual Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon

350 people attended The Maine Heritage Policy Center's eighth annual Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon on Wednesday, breaking the previous attendance record of 312 in 2008.Governor-Elect Paul LePage and his wife, Ann, were in attendance.  The Governor-Elect, MHPC's 2007 Freedom and Opportunity Award ...
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Election Day and Maine’s Education Future

Election Day and Maine’s Education Future

At long last, Election Day is here.The votes cast today will, of course, have a huge impact on the development of public policy generally, but it is education issues that will be foremost in my mind as I head to the polls with my girls later today.  My background is in education—I taught in publi ...
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New report calls for Maine to adopt charter schools, school vouchers
A new report from Envision Maine is in the news, with articles about it in the Portland Press Herald and the Bangor Daily News. The BDN even goes so far as to highlight the report in a glowing editorial. (Funny, when we say that government spends to much or that too many people are on welfare, the B ...
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The MEA comes after Paul LePage

The MEA comes after Paul LePage

Looks like Al Diamon isn't the only one who sees Waterville mayor Paul LePage as the one to beat in the race to be Maine's next governor.The Maine Education Association is coming after LePage in an op-ed in today's Bangor Daily News.The author of the piece, Joyce Blakney, is identified by the BDN as ...
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Education issues to take center stage in Governor’s race?
I want to take a quick time-out from my ongoing analysis of Maine's Race to the Top application in order to discuss a fiery op-ed from gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler, which was recently published by the Bangor Daily News.In the piece, Cutler comes out swinging at Maine Education Association, w ...
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On education, Maine’s gubernatorial candidates to offer voters a clear choice.
As the Bangor Daily News reports this morning, the gubernatorial nominations of Sen. Libby Mitchell for the Democrats and Mayor Paul LePage for the Republicans "will offer voters a stark choice in November."This couldn't be more true when one considers the positions the two candidates have staked ou ...
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