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Maine Policy Review 33(1): 3 New Articles Available Now

ORONO, Maine – Maine Policy Review, a leading peer-reviewed journal focusing on policy analysis and research in Maine, is excited to announce the release of 3 new articles in Volume 33, Issue 1: an essay containing a proposed new paradigm to rejuvenate our society, rebuild trust in our government, and renew pride in our country, […]

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Maine Policy Review 32(2) Special Issue: “Our Shared Ocean” Available Now

Maine Policy Review, a leading peer-reviewed journal focusing on policy analysis and research in Maine, is excited to announce the release of Our Shared Ocean, a Maine Policy Review special issue. This issue brings together a remarkable set of authors to provide many different perspectives on policy issues related to the ocean.  Our Shared Ocean is the largest […]

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Apply for the 2024 Maine Government Summer Internship Program

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program is accepting applications from students and supervisors until all positions are filled. We anticipate 50+ positions in agencies of Maine state government and in municipal/county governments of Maine. These internships span a wide range of job categories including education, engineering, environment, conservation, law, data analysis, finance, economics, communication and more. All […]

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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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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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