Setting the record straight on Free ME and MHPC

As the CEO of The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) and lead author of our Free ME initiative, I take strong exception to Colin Woodard’s Dec. 5 article in the Portland Press Herald, “Washington County residents wary of plan to … Continue reading

Soaring Maine State Government Benefits

Recently, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce began rolling out their periodic “comprehensive update” of their data. The update include new data sources and changes in definitions. One of the most significant definition changes … Continue reading

Higher Sales Tax Hurts Maine’s Poor

The Left in Maine take pride in their self-proclaimed “caring for the poor.” However, rhetoric aside, their actions speak louder than their words. Earlier this year, the Democratically-controlled legislature enacted a budget, over Governor LePage’s veto, that raised the sales … Continue reading

The Truth on State Spending

Last week, The Maine Heritage Policy Center announced the Free ME initiative designed to reduce government dependency through economic prosperity. More specifically, Free ME would eliminate the personal and corporate income and sales tax in the most economically distressed counties … Continue reading