Maine Heritage Policy Center

Blended Learning: Leveraging teachers and technology to improve student outcomes

Steve Robinson
May 14, 2014

Technology has become a vital part of American life. Combined with the Internet, innovative new technologies bring the information of the world into the palm of our hands.

Confronting the Critics: Myths and Facts about Charter Schools in Maine

Stephen Bowen
July 20, 2009

Stephen Bowen discusses myths about charter schools pushed by Maine opponents, including that they would increase costs, reduce local control, allow uncertified teachers, would let schools convert

The Economic Impact of an Enterprise Value Tax

J. Scott Moody
November 1, 2011

In legislation backed by Congressional Democratic leadership last year, there was an attempt to more than double the taxation on the sale of many businesses.

An Act to Expand Affordable Health Insurance Choices In Maine

MHPC Staff
September 5, 2007

Transactions pursuant to individual or group health insurance covering residents of this State written by a regional insurer or health maintenance organization duly authorized or qualif

Affordability, Accessibility or Priority? Defining and Understanding Maine’s Uninsured

Tarren Bragdon
August 28, 2007

Today, the US Census Bureau released figures on the uninsured rate for Maine, the other states and the US as a whole for 2006.

Health Savings Accounts: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They are Good for Maine

Tarren Bragdon
May 22, 2006

Since enacted into law by Congress in 2003, Health Savings Accounts (HSA) have provided Americans with the opportunity to save pre-tax dollars for future medical expenses.  This st

Dirigo Health: Higher Costs, Reduced Benefits

Tarren Bragdon
April 1, 2004

In this policy brief on Maine's health policy Dirigo Plan, Tarren Bragdon finds:

The Case Against ObamaCare

David Crocker
January 10, 2011

In March 2010, nearly half the states’ attorneys general filed suit against the federal government on behalf of their respective states

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