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MCSPC Cited in Bangor Daily News

Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center was cited in “ATVers seek a bigger piece of the gas tax” from the Bangor Daily News. Center director Jonathan Rubin presented at LD 977’s work session, “Resolve to Study the Gasoline Tax Allocations for Nonhighway Recreational Vehicles and Make Recommendations for Changes.”

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Jonathan Rubin Presents at IFW Committee

AUGUSTA, Maine – Jonathan Rubin presents at the IFW Legislative Committee on January 17th, 1 p.m., on the “Gasoline Taxes from ATVs, Snowmobiles and Recreational Watercraft in Maine” report. The report was authored by Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center’s Jonathan Rubin, Kathryn Grond, and Connor Evans-Ralston. The report updates three earlier reports looking at gasoline […]

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S5E1 From Moose to Mainers, the State of Ticks in Maine

In this episode, we interview Lee Kantar and Griffin Dill on the impacts of ticks on Maine wildlife and communities. Lee Kantar is a moose biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. He was awarded the Distinguished Moose Biologist Award by his peers at the 53rd North American Moose Conference. Griffin Dill […]

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Season 5, Episode 1 of Maine Policy Matters is Available Now

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine has launched Season 5 of their podcast, Maine Policy Matters. Created to make public policy information more accessible to policymakers; government, business and nonprofit leaders; and the general public, Maine Policy Matters features interviews with experts on timely topics relevant to the state of Maine. Season 5 […]

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Staff Member Dr. Daniel S. Soucier Presents at PAARI

On December 5th, Dr. Daniel S. Soucier of the MCSPC, Robert Porter from the Maine Office of Behavioral Health, and David Bilodeau from Tri-County Mental Health Services presented together at the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative at Boston University about the importance of organizational partnerships to save lives from drug-related overdoses.

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S4E7 Impactful Research: Discussions with Award-Winning Student Researchers

On this episode, we interview Mikayla Reynolds, Tamra Benson, Santiago Tijerina, and Caroline Paras, winners of UMaine’s 2023 Student Symposium. The mission of the UMaine Student Symposium is to give graduate and undergraduate student researchers the opportunity to showcase their work, research, and creative activities to the greater community, fostering conversations and collaborations that will […]

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S4E6 Democracy: Margaret Chase Smith and the League of Women Voters

On this episode, we discuss the Maine League of Women Voters, and this organization’s ties to the Margaret Chase Smith Library and most notably, Margaret Chase Smith herself. First is an introduction by Dr. David Richards, the director of the Margaret Chase Smith Library on Margaret Chase Smith’s lifelong connection to the League of Women Voters, […]

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S4E5 The Future of Our Planet: Maine’s Youth Perspectives on Climate Change

In this episode, we talk with Edgelynn Venuti and Victoria Leavitt about their winning essays in the Margaret Chase Smith Library Essay Contest on the government’s role in combating climate change. You can find the essays discussed in this episode in Volume 32, Issue 1 (2023) of Maine Policy Review. [00:00:00] Eric Miller: Hello and welcome back to Maine Policy Matters, […]

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