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Matthew Gagnon

About Matthew Gagnon

Matthew Gagnon, of Yarmouth, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, a free market policy think tank based in Portland. Prior to Maine Heritage, he served as a senior strategist for the Republican Governors Association in Washington, D.C. Originally from Hampden, he has been involved with Maine politics for more than a decade.

Prosperity over poverty: The LePage priority we should all agree on

Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Paul LePage stood in front of several thousand Mainers and delivered his second inaugural address. In it, he outlined a number of priorities and policy proposals, including completely revamping the state’s education system, focusing on drugs and domestic violence, reimagining how the state deals with revenue sharing, and making Maine more competitive […]

The changes Maine needs to celebrate a happy 200th

In the early 19th century, America was struggling with what to do about slavery. The expansion of the United States into the west particularly troubled political leaders — specifically, whether new states would be admitted into the Union as slave or free. Abolitionists were terrified of the possibility that slavery would expand west, providing slavery […]