Maine Policy Review, Volume 30, Number 1, Now Available Online

The first issue of Maine Policy Review, Volume 30, presenting articles on a range of issues affecting Maine, is now available on MPR’s Digital Commons site. A brief look at this issue is available on MPR’s website.

The new issue starts off with the Margaret Chase Smith Essay by Richard Barringer in which he discusses his concern America’s founding principles and national character are at risk. The issue also includes a commentary on legislative amendment of citizen initiatives by Derek P. Langhauser. The six articles in the issue explore topics ranging from the history of deer herd reduction for tick control, the presence of food insecurity in higher education, a summer youth employment program, the Greater Bangor Solarize campaign, the need for Wabanaki self-governance, and the perceptions of forest stakeholders about climate change policies. MPR, vol. 30, no. 1, also includes the regular column by Executive Editor Linda Silka and the first-place essay from the Margaret Chase Smith Library’s high school essay contest .

Maine Policy Review publishes independent, peer-reviewed analyses of public policy issues important to the state. Archival issues are also available on MPR’s Digital Commons.