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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.

Derek Levasseur Pledges Support for Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises Derek Levasseur, 2020 U.S. Senate candidate from Maine, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

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.

EDITORIAL: IMO 2020, a Key Part of America’s Energy Dominance

The International Maritime Organization’s standards to cap sulfur emissions in shipping fuels will take effect in a matter of months. These “IMO 2020” standards represent good policy that protects the environment while simultaneously strengthening U.S. jobs, promoting economic growth and enhancing America’s global energy dominance.

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.

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: 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.

Analysis: Maine ranks 15th highest on state cigarette taxes

The state cigarette taxes charged in Maine ranked in a tie for 15th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on 2016 data.

Average tax refund in Maine ranks 3rd lowest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in Maine ranked 48th among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Maine posts 36th lowest property tax rate in new national study

Maine ranked 36th in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Piscataquis County has fastest growing local economy in Maine

Piscataquis 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.

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Maine rank 16th highest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Maine ranked 16th in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Maine ranks 24th highest for state-imposed gas taxes

Maine finished 24th in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Maine ranks 19th most reliant on federal aid

Maine finished 19th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states rely most on federal aid funding as a percentage of their general-fund revenue.

Analysis: Maine ranks 24th best on unemployment insurances taxes

Maine finished 24th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

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