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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 27, 2014PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Maine’s preeminent free-market think tank, issued the following statement today regarding independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler’s welfare reform plans:“Mr. Cutler’s welfare reform plans reflect ...
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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 – From Longley to LePage: An Insider’s Take on Maine’s Budget Process (Portland)
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MHPC Informational Booth (Bangor)

MHPC Informational Booth (Bangor)

Please be sure to stop The Maine Heritage Policy Center's informational booth at the Maine GOP Convention.Maine GOP ConventionCross Insurance Center515 Main StreetBangor, MEApril 25-26, 2014 ...
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Earlier this year, The Maine Heritage Policy Center released a several-month long investigation into the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash welfare program. Our investigation found Maine EBT cards being used in all 50 states – yes, Hawaii and Alaska! – Puerto Rico and the U.S. V ...
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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 Property Taxpayers Should Have Paid $188 Million Less (10%) in Property Taxes in 2008
Read the full Report | As a result of huge spending increases at the local level and a failure to pass along increased state aid, property taxpayers paid$188 million more in property taxes than they should have in 2008.In June 2004, Maine voters passed a ballot initiative requiring the State to incr ...
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Setting the Record Straight on Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights
Read the full report | As time draws closer for Mainers to pass the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (Question 4) on November 3, the rhetoric from the opponents grows more detached from reality. When discussing Colorado’s Taxpayers Bill of Rights, opponents use terms such as “devastating” to describe i ...
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Taxpayer Bill of Rights (Question 4) Needed Now More than Ever: Between FY 2008 and FY 2009, 58 percent of Maine’s towns lost a combined 3,056 people while those towns increased property taxes by $45 million
Read the full report | A startling picture of dropping population in Maine’s towns combined with an increasing property tax burden is creating a vicious economic cycle of declining prosperity throughout Maine. This cycle illustrates the need for the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (Question 4) provision w ...
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A Brief Guide to Question 4

A Brief Guide to Question 4

A Brief Guide to Question 4 (TABOR) on the November 2009 Ballot What is the wording of Question 4 to go before voters on November 3, 2009? • “Do you want to change the existing formulas that limit state and local government spending and require voter approval by referendum for spen ...
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