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MPBN will air Sen. Susan Collins’ lecture

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 8:47 am

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network will air a talk given by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 9 as part of its “Speaking in Maine” public affairs lecture series.

Collins delivered the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Lecture at the Collins Center for the Arts on March 31. During her address, “Incivility and Hyperpartisanship: Is Washington a Symptom or the Cause?,” Collins urged her congressional colleagues to restore civility by putting “progress over partisanship, statesmanship over stridency and compromise over conflict.” The talk can be heard online or on MPBN radio stations.

MPR to be the focus of Humanities Summit

Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 8:29 am

The third annual Maine Humanities Summit will celebrate the upcoming issue of Maine Policy Review, which features expert analysis on the dynamic intersection of the humanities and public policy in Maine.

The public is invited to join the conversation and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and dinner with three of the report’s 40 authors starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at the Senator Inn in Augusta. The Maine Humanities Summit is co-hosted by the UMaine Humanities Center, Colby College Center for the Arts and Humanities, Maine Humanities Council and Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center.

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Senator Collins Delivers Public Affairs Lecture

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 12:01 pm

U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Lecture on Wednesday, March 31, at UMaine. The topic of her address was “Incivility and Hyperpartisanship: Is Washington a Symptom or the Cause?”.

A transcript of her talk is available from the Bangor Daily News here:

and TV coverage from WABI is available here:

MPR authors cited in term limits discussion

Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 12:33 pm

The issue of term limits for Maine legislators has again been raised by the recent proposal of LD182. A Bangor Daily News article reflecting the current public policy debate on term limits makes reference to a 2003 article from the Maine Policy Review in which authors Moen and Palmer discuss the term limits which have been in effect in Maine now for 22 years.

See the MPR article: “Term Limits, the Standing Committees, and Institutional Response” by Matthew Moen and Kenneth Palmer.