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Maine ranks 14th highest for state tax collections per capita

Maine finished 14th in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

Presque Isle ranks the poorest of Maine towns, study finds

Presque Isle was ranked the poorest town in Maine in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

By the Numbers: Maine is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Maine, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

By the Numbers: Maine Media College and the Maine Photographic Workshops ranks 69th best in the nation for its graduate fine arts program, study finds

Maine Media College and the Maine Photographic Workshops finished in a tie for 69th in a peer-assessment ranking of the best fine arts schools by U.S. News that examined 229 campuses around the nation in areas such as graphic design and painting.

Maine ranks 3rd in hospital safety analysis

Maine finished third in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

University of Maine ranks 127th best in the nation for its graduate education program, study finds

University of Maine finished in a tie for 127th in a ranking of best education schools by U.S. News that examined 258 campuses around the nation.

Piscataquis County ranks the poorest of Maine counties, study finds

Piscataquis County was ranked the poorest county in Maine in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: Cumberland County has fastest growing local economy in Maine

Cumberland County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Maine in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

University of Maine ranks 126th best in the nation for law schools, study finds

University of Maine finished in a tie for 126th in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

MaineHealth rated top employer in Maine, study finds

Maine Health employs 15,000 workers in Maine, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Maine finishes 32nd on best state ranking

Maine was ranked the 32nd best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Average teacher salaries in Maine rank 24th highest in nation

The average Maine teacher’s 2018-19 salary is estimated to be $54,974, the 24th highest in the nation, according to annual rankings and estimates released last month by the National Education Association (NEA).

Analysis: Penobscot County posts 135th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 583 properties in Penobscot County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 135th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: University of Maine's engineering program ranks 156th best in the nation, study finds

University of Maine finished in a tie for 156th in a ranking of best engineering programs by U.S. News that examined 199 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: Portland-South Portland area posts 179th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,549 properties in the Portland-South Portland area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 179th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Maine posts 23rd highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,110 properties in Maine started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 23rd highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: University of New England medical school ranks 91st best for primary care in the nation

University of New England finished in a tie for 91st in a ranking of best medical schools for primary care by U.S. News that examined 120 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Washington County residents is highest in Maine

Washington County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in Maine, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Analysis: University of New England ranks 93rd best for medical research in the nation, study finds

University of New England finished in a tie for 93rd in a ranking of best medical schools for research by U.S. News that examined 120 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: State and local tax burden in Maine is 34th lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for Maine ranks 34th in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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