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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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Employers experienced an important victory this week in the fight against Obamacare. The Obama administration announced that the employer requirement to offer health insurance that meets new federal standards or face stiff penalties has been delayed from January 2014 to 2015 along with a number of r ...
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Opponents of Maine’s new health care reform law (PL90) erroneously describe the law as “a gift to the insurance companies.”  In reality that gift has come in the form of more stable markets spurring investment and opportunities for insurers to compete for market share.  Therefore, the real w ...
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The last of three cases studies on how Obamacare will affect real Maine businesses shows that the staggering increase in health insurance costs could actually force a retail operation into bankruptcy.(Download the case study here.)Depending on how many employees become eligible for Obamacare, the c ...
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Obamacare.Side Effects
Paying Obamacare penalties would be less expensive than providing health insuranceA case study from a blueberry farming operation in Maine shows that providing health insurance benefits under Obamacare would result in a staggering annual increase of more than $184,000. (Download PDF of full ...
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The state of Maine is a pioneer in passing Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation. First implemented in 1999, the law required that 30 percent of total retail electric sales in the state come from renewable sources. The law itself did not actually alter the state’s mix of fuel sources used ...
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The Senate Bill HR 3590 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Read the bill | The United States Senate's version of the health care reform bill. Longer than the House's bill, it is filled with more taxes, more regulation and more controls. ...
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