Monthly Archives: April 2015

We don’t need more religious freedom laws

In recent weeks, Indiana and Arkansas have both enacted so-called “religious freedom” laws that have been met with a flurry of concerns and criticisms. More than a dozen other states are also considering similar legislation, sparking a national discussion on the role of religion in our society. Although these laws are aimed at protecting the […]

Revenue sharing has failed, and it’s time to end it

How high are your property taxes? Mine are pretty high. Ever wonder why? Answering that is pretty complicated, of course. Maine’s municipal structure, individual town choices, town councils’ priorities and makeup, the desires of residents in each town, the housing stock, the population level, property values, and a collection of reasons a mile long can […]