Maine Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to expand individual liberty and economic freedom in Maine. Maine Policy is the strongest voice in Augusta for taxpayers and believes in an open, transparent, and accountable state government. We work to ensure hardworking Mainers keep the fruits of their labor and defend their rights and liberties from government overreach.

Governed by an independent Board of Directors, Maine Policy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax exempt organization that relies on the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations, and does not accept government funds or perform contract work. With six full-time staff members and hundreds of individual supporters, we conduct detailed and timely research and develop public policy solutions that improve the lives of Maine citizens. We educate the public, engage legislators, and employ the media to shift public opinion and establish enduring change in our state.

Over the past 20 years, Maine Policy has testified hundreds of times before the Maine Legislature. Some of our most notable victories include the largest tax cut in Maine history, historic welfare reforms that led to higher rates of employment, public-sector pension reform that saved taxpayers more than $1 billion, financial transparency, including “sunshine” on the pay and perks of government employees, and pro-market healthcare reforms that drove down premiums and increased competition. These positive changes are the direct result of Maine Policy’s work and the generosity of our supporters.

Would you like to contribute to Maine Policy Institute? Contributions are tax exempt to the extent allowed by law.

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