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Analysis: Maine posted 17th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Maine ranked No. 17 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: University of Maine athletes No. 1 in state for economic impact

University of Maine sports programs brought in $43,962 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the most sports revenue of any school in Maine that year, according to a Maine Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Maine posted 7th highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Maine ranked No. 7 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Maine gets ‘D’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Maine ranked No. 24 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Maine ranked No. 50 in average charitable giving

Maine residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $3,643 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Maine has 39th highest home vacancy rate in nation

Maine posted the 39th highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Bates College has most student athletes in Maine

Bates College ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to a Maine Business Daily analysis of college sports participation.

Maine’s population rose 0.3% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Maine’s population increased by 3,341, or 0.3 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Bangor 66% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Bangor is $179.85, 66 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

University of Southern Maine wrestling earned $91,000 in 2016

University of Southern Maine wrestling brought in $3,956 per athlete in revenue in 2016, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

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