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Rank of Maine, Accountability of the Courts

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State Rank WASHINGTON 1 CONNECTICUT 2 PENNSYLVANIA 3 ARIZONA 4 CALIFORNIA 5 TEXAS 6 INDIANA 7 NEVADA 7 MICHIGAN 9 OREGON 9 RHODE ISLAND 9 WISCONSIN 9 ILLINOIS 13 NEBRASKA 13 NEW HAMPSHIRE 13 WEST VIRGINIA 13 FLORIDA 17 MARYLAND … Continue reading

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Rank of Maine, Education

Average Maine Teacher Salaries

Compared to all other states and the District of Columbia, Maine ranks relatively high when considering the number of students per teacher and on the amount spent per pupil. However, Maine ranks very low when comparing teacher salaries.  It does … Continue reading

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Rank of Maine, Election Turnout

For half a century, Maine has had a relatively high voter turnout in presidential elections. In every presidential election from 1960 to 2008, Maine’s turnout, based on its voting age population, has exceeded the national average, frequently by 10% or more. In 2012 it was again ranked second (to perennial rival Minnesota by 0.4%) as it was in 2000 and 2008. Continue reading

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Rank of Maine, Geography

Maine, while the largest in New England, is relatively small compared to other states.  It abundant lakes, rivers and streams contribute to a high ranking for water resources. Unlike many western state with huge proportions of land owned by the … Continue reading

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Rank of Maine, Government Revenue and Spending

YEAR RANK MAINE U.S.1 Federal Aid Federal Aid Per Capita 1988 12 $551 n.a. 2007 11 $1,936 n.a. 2009 9 $2,559 n.a. Local Government Local Taxes Per Capita 1996 15 $1,074 n.a. 2008 22 $1,616 $1,777 Property Taxes, as % … Continue reading

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Rank of Maine, Health and Obesity

Maine appears to be near the national average in terms of the percent of its populations in various categories that are obese, or overweight and obese, or who have diabetes or hypertension – both linked to being overweight. YEAR RANK … Continue reading

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Rank of Maine, Population

Maine is a relative small, sparsely settled state when it comes to population.  Its people are predominantly  white, of European-origin, with relatively few members of minority ethnic or racial groups. The state ranks about 40th in total population, population density, … Continue reading

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Rank of Maine, Public Safety

Maine ranks very low in crime and prisoner incarcerations. With respect to crime rates, the Morgan Quitno Press, which produces state-by-state rankings on a variety of subjects, produced rankings of the “safest states” based on a formula that measures how … Continue reading

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Rank of Maine, Social Indicators

YEAR RANK MAINE U.S. Status of Children 1=High In Poverty 2000 18 13.7% 16.6% 2007 31 15.4% 18.0% 2010 36 17.8% 21.6% At/Below 200% Poverty 19953 20 38.3% – 20013 25 34.5% 38.1% 2010 34 36.3% 43.2% At/Below 200% Poverty, … Continue reading

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