Maine Voices: All too often, business tax breaks don’t work for Mainers

Portland Press Herald

Programs that use public funds should be well designed so that money raised through taxes is not wasted, strengthens our communities and promotes long-term growth and opportunity for all Mainers. But most reviews of tax incentive programs by the state Legislature’s watchdog arm, the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, show the opposite – that Maine’s business tax incentives are not well targeted to meet the goals of Maine’s 10-year economic development plan, such as promoting innovation.

Click here to read the full op-ed by MECEP policy analyst Maura Pillsbury, first posted January 1, 2021, in the Portland Press Herald.