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Maine has the Sixth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2015

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, Maine collected $6.7 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the average… http://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2017/05/maine-has-sixth-highest-tax-burden-nation-2015/

Free ME

Read the full Free ME study in pdf Note: I created Free ME when I was the CEO and Chief Economist of The Maine Heritage Policy Center as a long-term plan to r… http://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2016/06/free-me/

Maine is the Seventh Biggest Net Receiver of Federal Spending in 2013

      Please share Infographic (right click, "save image as")   In the course of collecting taxes and spending money, the federal government inevitably creates “winn… http://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/12/maine-seventh-biggest-net-receiver-federal-spending-2013/

Maine’s Government Workforce is the Twenty-Third “Most Productive” in 2013

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to… http://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/10/maines-government-workforce-twenty-third-most-productive-2013/

Maine has the Seventh Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Maine collected $6.3 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the average… http://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/03/maine-has-seventh-highest-tax-burden-nation-2013/

State and Local Business Taxes 2014

Every year the Council on State Taxation (COST) releases their excellent study—“Total State and Local Business Taxes” (pdf)—that quantifies business taxes by state.  I h… http://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2014/08/state-and-local-business-taxes-2014/

Maine’s Government Workforce is the Twenty-Fifth “Least Productive” in 2012

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to the … http://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2014/08/maines-government-workforce-twenty-fifth-least-productive-2012/

Maine has the Sixth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, Maine collected $6.1 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the average… http://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/maine-has-sixth-highest-tax-burden-nation-2011/