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Employee Freedom

Because Maine is not a Right-to-Work state, your freedom to leave your union is restricted, but you still have options to leave or reduce your union membership.The first option is to become an agency fee payer, which means you only pay dues for the union’s cost of collective bargaining, c ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 30, 2014U.S. Court Of Appeals Rules Public Pension ReformsEnacted Under LePage ConstitutionalBOSTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled on Friday, June 27, that public pension reform enacted under Governor Paul R. LePage in 2011 does not violate ...
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Maine Prosperity Event: The Dirt in Maine’s Clean Energy Schemes (Portland)
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RGGI costs
By The Maine Heritage Policy Centerand The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk UniversityClick here to download the study.Executive SummaryThe Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a carbon dioxide cap and trade agreement between nine states in ...
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The Free ME Initiative

Free ME is a bold initiative that will free Maine. It is a realistic strategy for spurring economic development statewide.Maine has the opportunity to become America’s premier destination for economic freedom and growth. Overall, Free ME is not a new concept. Free ME simp ...
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Maine’s Dwindling Private Sector Economy

Maine’s Dwindling Private Sector Economy

Read the full report | Personal income is an important economic measure of a state’s well-being. Higher levels of personal income mean that a state’s residents are able to buy more goods and services such as homes, cars, education and health care. Fundamentally, personal income comes from two so ...
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How Many Mainers does it take to Fund One State Government Job?
Read the full report | It takes 18 Mainers working in the private sector to fund one Maine state government job. This result is due to a combination of the low private sector compensation ($39,629 per job in 2006, 42nd highest in the country) versus high state government compensation ($48,080 per jo ...
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Maine State Government Employment

Maine State Government Employment

Read the full report | In the private sector, productivity is defined as the sum of all goods and services produced (as measured by Gross Domestic Product) divided by the number of workers. The estimation of private sector productivity is easier than the estimation of government productivity. In the ...
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Maine’s Private Sector Share of Personal Income by County
Read the full report | Personal income is an important economic measure of a state’s well-being. Higher levels of personal income allow a state’s residents to buy more goods and services such as homes, cars, education, and health care. Fundamentally, personal income comes from two sources: the p ...
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Maine’s Personal Income in 2006: Private Sector Continues to Shrink
Read the full report | Personal income is an important economic measure of a state’s well-being. Higher levels of personal income mean that a state’s residents are able to buy more goods and services such as homes, cars, education and health care. Fundamentally, personal income comes from two so ...
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