THE MAINE HERITAGE POLICY CENTER
J. Scott Moody

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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Maine Jobs

Maine Jobs from Commercial Establishments

Read the full report | What is Maine’s business climate? That is an age-old question usually answered with one anecdote or another. Depending on one’s vantage point, Maine’s business climate could be too hot, too cold or just about right. Unfortunately, creating public policy based on anecdote ...
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A helping hand, or handcuffed to the system?

A helping hand, or handcuffed to the system?

The other day I took a quick drive to Cumberland Farms in Augusta for a Red Bull to get me through an evening cookout with friends.  While waiting in line, I couldn’t help but overhear part of a conversation between two friends behind me.  The exchange went like this:Girl #1:  She fired me!Gir ...
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The Economic Impact of Federal Spending on State Economic Performance

The Economic Impact of Federal Spending on State Economic Performance

Read full report | EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Federal government spending comes with costs; it should not be accepted as the free-lunch it is frequently considered to be. Every dollar the government spends must first be removed from the pocket of the private sector – through higher taxes today, or ...
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Maine Medicaid to Grow by up to 30,000 Thanks to Federal “Stimulus”?
The $825 billion (and growing) stimulus package working its way through Congress contains a dramatic expansion of Medicaid, which entitles anyone laid off and receiving unemployment, regardless of income or assets, to be on Medicaid at the federal government's (read: the taxpayer's) expense. Here is ...
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