Maine

There’s a reason why NH ranks much higher than Maine

Reformatted, emphasis mine: “…The compilation data is stunning. In many of the selected reports, Maine lagged far behind New Hampshire for competitiveness for new industry, tax burden, cost of doing business, workforce education, infrastructure, regulatory environment and labor supply. New Hampshire came in, nationally, as the 15th best state in terms of business climate and …

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Maine’s Embrace of Broad Based Taxes vs. New Hampshire NOT Doing That.

Our good friend Michael Graham, writing at NH Journal, has an article titled “Study: Maine Vs. N.H. Shows “More Government Means More Poverty.” The annual Family Prosperity Index is out and, while New Hampshire didn’t make the Top 10 (it’s ranked #16), the study’s authors did use the Granite State to make their case for more economic …

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Maine Democrats Block Effort to Make FGM Illegal

The New Hampshire legislature passed legislation last week prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation of a minor in the Granite State. Governor Sununu is expected to sign it. Maine’s majority Democrat House decided not to support similar legislation. This week, Maine House Democrats sent a clear message that female genital mutilation (FGM) performed on young girls should not be …

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Bangor Maine Company Moving to New Hampshire

Bangor Daily News. Maine has a “far less than friendly business environment, and that’s clear, no matter what our friend Mr. LePage puts out there,” he said Wednesday morning. “On several levels, I regret leaving the Bangor area, but from a purely economic point of view it doesn’t make sense to stay here any longer.” -Lee Coyle, …

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Maine Squeeze

Maine has something of a bi-polar disorder. They have purple US Republican senators, democrat congressman (still) and just elected a tea party-ish backed governor while handing their entire state legislature over to Republican control for the first time in about 30 years.