Portland: Health Care in Maine in the Age of Trump

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In the recently-released ninth edition of the Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index rankings report, Maine earned its highest all-time rank of 38. While near the bottom of the 50 states, the mark is commendable in that it is the first time Maine has escaped a ran ...
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It Should Be Safe to Die in Maine

“Confiscatory and ill-spent taxes, including its estate tax, have forced a flight of wealth from the State. While other states enjoyed population growth, Maine’s population stagnated and grew poorer. While citizens of all political leanings agree that the total tax burden is far too high, dysfun ...
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Now What? A Blueprint for Maine’s Path Forward.

The election is over, and we finally know that Governor Paul LePage will be in the Blaine House for the next four years, his priorities, and how he intends to lead the state. We also know who will be there to help, or block, Governor LePage’s agenda in the legislature.Matthew Gagnon, CEO of The Ma ...
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Release: MHPC on Maine’s Falling Unemployment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 22, 2013The Maine Heritage Policy Center's CEO and Chief Economist released the following statement on Friday in regard to the latest unemployment report from the Maine Department of Labor:PORTLAND, Maine – "Maine's falling unemployment rate is more than some s ...
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Who Are Maine’s “Rich?”

Who Are Maine's "Rich?"In these dark economic times, the siren call of “tax the rich” is hurled at policymakers as the solution to Maine’s budget woes. The accusation is that the rich are just sitting on their money and having government take it from them in order to spend it will get t ...
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Maine by the Numbers: How Do We Measure Up?

Maine by the Numbers: How Do We Measure Up?

When debating policy changes for Maine at the state house or advocating for it, it is important to know where Maine stands. Our new publication the 2011-2012 Maine By The Numbers is a comparison of Maine to other states in a comprehensive list of demographic, economic, and policy measures. Maine, in ...
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Which Tax Plan is Best for Maine?

There is finally some good news for Maine taxpayers.  The tax discussion on both sides of the political aisle in Augusta is not whether to have tax relief, but how much tax relief Mainers should have.  However, two proposed tax plans—one by the Republicans and the other by the Democrats—approa ...
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MECEP and MoveOn.org

MECEP and MoveOn.org

It’s no secret the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) is no fan of MHPC.  The liberal think tank, which often leads the charge in Maine for higher taxes and more government spending, has published research papers attacking us, issued news releases berating our research, claimed we aim to co ...
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