THE MAINE HERITAGE POLICY CENTER
Maine Ranks Last in “Best and Worst States for Retirement 2011″
According to a new ranking by MoneyRates.com, "Best and Worst States for Retirement 2011," Maine comes in dead last.  For New England as a whole, only New Hampshire has a decent showing at No. 23.  As for the rest of New England: Vermont (No. 36), Rhode Island (No. 44), Connecticut (No. 47) and ...
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Maine’s Tax Burden in FY 2008

Maine’s Tax Burden in FY 2008

Last week the U.S. Department of Commerce's Census Bureau released their State and Local Government Finance data for FY 2008.  I'm still in the process of digesting it, but I was able to update this chart which I first referenced in my testimony to the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation back in J ...
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What Do 61 Percent of Maine Voters Know that the Tax Foundation Doesn’t?
In an error-riddled blog, the Tax Foundation wonders why Maine voters ". . . delivered a blow to state income tax reform."  The Tax Foundation went on to blame the demise of tax reform on the work of special interest groups.  Really?Let's look at the facts.  The original bill, LD 1495, passed on ...
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Tax Reform Bill is Too Flawed to Become Law

Tax Reform Bill is Too Flawed to Become Law

Read the full report | The June 8th referendum on LD 1495—Maine’s recent tax reform bill—will allow Mainers the opportunity to decide on the merits of the tax reform bill.  Unfortunately, like many pieces of legislation today at both the federal and state level, the tax reform bill is a very ...
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Maine People’s Tax Burden Now Highest Ever

Maine People’s Tax Burden Now Highest Ever

Read the full report | The latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the difference between the average tax burden and the Maine tax burden cost every man, women and child in the state an extra $401 in fiscal year 2006. In fact, the state and local tax collections have exceeded 14 percent ...
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