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New Issue of Maine Policy Review

The latest issue of Maine Policy Review is now available for download on Digital Commons. MPR Volume 25, number 2, features an essay from Maine Sen. Angus King on climate change and articles on  topics of healthcare, bond referenda, international trade, and municipal waste reduction. Commentaries address the Arctic Council, the presidential election, and financial literacy. This […]

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Terry Hayes is Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Feb. 23rd

Maine State Treasurer Terry Hayes will visit UMaine on Thursday, February 23, as the next Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. Hayes served in the Maine House of Representatives from 2006 through 2014, representing parts of Oxford County, and was recently re-elected by a bi-partisan majority as Maine State Treasurer. During her day at UMaine she will meet with students, […]

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Maine Government Summer Internship Program is accepting applications

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program is accepting applications for the summer of 2017. The internship provides an opportunity for students to spend 12 weeks in full-time, paid positions in Maine state, local or county government positions. The application deadline is March 1. Students must be in at least their second year of college. Students […]

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Trostel Commentary on Higher Ed Benefits Published in Chronicle of Higher Education

MCS Policy Center and School of Economics Professor Phil Trostel’s commentary on the public benefits of higher education appears in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education. Trostel has focused recent research on measuring benefits of a higher education. In this article he states that in addition to increasing graduates’ wages, health status and length of life, having completed […]

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Policy Center work on trade deal noted in Bangor Daily News

Professor Phil Trostel’s 2016 research on the impacts of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Maine was mentioned in an article in today’s Bangor Daily News. President Donald Trump on Monday officially withdrew the United States from negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade deal proposed by former President Barack Obama’s administration to lower tariffs […]

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New article on biofuels for transportation energy

A new article discussing the “Implications of U.S. biofuels policy for sustainable transportation energy in Maine and the Northeast” is published in the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews by authors Binod Neupane of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  and Jonathan Rubin of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. Drop-in biofuels that are compatible with the existing vehicle […]

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2017 Policy Leaders Academy Summit

Looking Ahead: Growing Maine’s Economy for All Please join us for the 1st Annual Policy Leaders Academy Summit.  The summit will provide up-to-date information about the state of Maine’s economy and will highlight critical trends, challenges, and opportunities to include human capital needs, now and in the future. State legislators will be joined by other […]

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Maine NEW Leadership Application Open

Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership will host its annual six-day residential undergraduate student leadership training program June 1 – June 6, 2017 at the University of Maine.  We are looking for a diverse group of students who are motivated to learn about the importance of women’s participation in public life and to develop […]

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Jonathan Rubin presents to U.S. Transportation Research Board

Policy Center director Jonathan Rubin gave a research presentation at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, held January 8–12, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  The introduction of automated vehicles requires new approaches to transportation policy and Rubin’s research examines the efficient taxation policies for automated vehicles. Leiby, Paul and Jonathan Rubin, “Efficient Fuel and VMT […]

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Summer intern’s work now offered as a free finance guide

State Offers New Consumer Booklet Free to Maine Residents: “On the Money – A Young Person’s Guide to Personal Finance” Maine’s Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection announces the release of a new consumer publication, “The Downeaster Common Sense Guide: On the Money – A Young Person’s Guide to Personal Finance.” The booklet is one of the […]

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