After Janus, workers are standing up for their rights in the workplace
In 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that requiring public-sector workers to pay dues or fees to a union without affirmative consent violates their First Amendment rights. […]Read More →
Hundreds of laws take effect today. Here’s some of the good, the bad and the ugly.
The Constitution of Maine explicitly states all bills passed by the legislature become law 90 days after adjournment. That means all non-emergency bills passed in the First Regular Session will […]Read More →
Your Freedom to Work
Because Maine is not a Right-to-Work state, your freedom to leave your union is restricted, but you still have options to leave or reduce your union membership. The first option is to […]Read More →
Take Action – Contact Your State Leaders Today
Get engaged by contacting your state leaders today. MHPC’s Action Center is designed for you to easily reach out to the Governor and your state legislators about the issues that […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
More Bonds? Not with Maine’s Ballooning Unfunded Retiree Liabilities
Read the full report | As Mainers consider the June 8 questions to approve $108.3 million in new state bonding, they should take into account that Maine’s pension and retiree […]Read More →
Taxpayer Bill of Rights Needed Now More than Ever
Read the full report | The dramatic disparity between the growth in private versus public sector employment in Maine illustrates the need for the Taxpayer Bill of Rights provision which […]Read More →
Testimony against LD 1353 An Act Regarding Salary Information for Public Employees
Read the full report | Tarren Bragdon’s testimony against LD 1353, An Act Regarding Salary Information for Public Employees, a bill that would restrict public information available to tax payers. This […]Read More →
Maine’s State Workforce is Too Big and Overpaid . . . But Where?
Read the full report | 2006 research by The Maine Heritage Policy Center, using data from the U. S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), concluded that the […]Read More →
How Many Mainers does it take to Fund One State Government Job?
Read the full report | It takes 18 Mainers working in the private sector to fund one Maine state government job. This result is due to a combination of the […]Read More →