All posts by Matthew Gagnon

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.

Bernie Sanders is a harbinger of future division

For years now, the left has rather enjoyed — and I can’t say that I blame them — watching the chaos in the Republican party, which has been caused by the insurgent, anti-establishment, populist rebellion within the conservative movement. Tired of professional politicians, broken promises, chameleon-like shifts to core ideology, and horse trading for power […]

Divided we fail

Last week, Democratic Rep. Peggy Rotundo of Lewiston threw some cold water on the idea that Maine could see major tax reform this year. “It’s difficult, at this point, to do any meaningful kind of tax reform,” she said. Citing a refusal by the Maine Revenue Service to score the recently unveiled GOP budget plan, Rotundo […]