Opinion Round Up for May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011 by

These are editorials and op ed columns from Maine newspapers on subjects of interest to those who follow MECEP’s blog.  Links to these and other news and opinion items can be found on the MECEP website.  To subscribe to MECEP’s blog, click here:

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Portland Press Herald

Maine Voices: LePage budget unfair, expensive for lower-income Mainers (Dan Coyne, MECEP Legislative Director 5/21/2011)

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Opinion Round-up for Friday, May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011 by

These are editorials and op ed columns from Maine newspapers on subjects of interest to those who follow MECEP’s blog.  Links to these and other news and opinion items can be found on the MECEP website.

Portland Press Herald

Op Ed

Maine Voices: Programs for young children important to maintain (James H. Maier, M.D.)

(Brunswick) Times Record

Editorial

Best for business development

R&D investments pay dividends

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Tax Burden “Rankings” Poor Measure of a State’s Economic Climate

May 19, 2011 by

“Tax cuts may be an effective political strategy and lowering business and investment taxes may appeal to corporate interests and attract campaign contributions, but they have little relation to state economies.”

That is the conclusion of a recent article entitled “Do State Business Taxes Really Matter” by Richard Florida, Senior Editor at The Atlantic.

Florida’s article examines “Competitiveness of State and Local Business Taxes on New Investment,” a … Read the rest