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Maine ranked No. 30 in 2019 business climate index

Maine finished at No. 30 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Portland has 31st lowest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas.

The number of vacant homes in the Portland area was more than 1,100 in the third quarter of 2018, a 92-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Maine ranked 13th most affected by government shutdown

Maine ranked No. 13 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

State institution: These 2-year Maine schools attract the most in-state students

Beal College, Maine College of Health Professions and Spa Tech Institute-Westbrook enrolled the most in-state students of all two-year Maine schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Maine ranks No. 49 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Maine was rated third worst for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: Which college softball program grossed the most in Maine

University of Maine, Bowdoin College and Bates College top the list of highest grossing college softball programs in Maine in 2016

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