Education and Workforce Development

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October 19, 2016
Garrett Martin Don’t be deceived Sebago, Lincolnville, Greenwood, Bremen, Newry, Machiasport, and Jonesport. Despite Maine Heritage Policy Center’s (MHPC) bogus claim, a “Yes” vote on Question 2 will not cause you to lose education funding.
October 17, 2016
Sarah Austin Question 2 on this November’s ballot increases revenue for education by $159 million a year. The state would distribute revenue raised through the existing state funding formula, and state funding would reach  55 percent of statewide education costs, a funding benchmark Maine voters mandated in 2004.
October 11, 2016
Maine schools need more funding to counter the loss of programs such as industrial technology classes at the middle school level, an increasing number of pay-to-play athletic programs, outdated textbooks and materials, and larger class sizes.
October 2, 2016
“An economic analysis for the Yes on 2 campaign found that because of tax cuts, state revenue will be decreased by $297 million in fiscal year 2017 alone.
September 20, 2016
Mark Sullivan On November 8, Maine voters will consider Question 2, a ballot initiative that would roll back recent tax breaks for the wealthy and dedicate this revenue to provide additional state level resources for schools.
September 19, 2016
Shoring up state funding for schools by cleaning up Maine’s tax code will promote opportunity for all Maine children. This November, Maine voters will consider a ballot initiative (Question 2) that rolls back recent tax breaks for the wealthy and dedicates this revenue toward additional state level resources for schools.