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Rep. Erin Herbig will visit UMaine Feb. 21

On Wednesday, February 21, the Policy Center welcomes Rep. Erin Herbig as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. House Majority Leader Erin Herbig is currently serving her fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives. She represents House District 97 which includes Belfast, Northport and Waldo. Herbig guides the 77-member House Democratic caucus through the legislative […]

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Apply now for summer internships in Maine government

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications for summer 2018. Positions will be available in town and city governments and in agencies of the Maine state government. Paid summer internships will run May 29 through August 17, for a total of 12 weeks, full time. To be eligible, students must be completing their second […]

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Internship Report available

The Internship Report for 2017 has been distributed to Maine legislators and is now available for download from this site. A highly successful summer for the program saw 39 interns placed in state, municipal and regional government offices. The wide variety of their internships included engineering, public relations, GIS, planning, law, communications, environmental sciences, and […]

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Prof. Trostel will present at 2017 Higher Education Government Relations Conference

Professor Phil Trostel will present at the upcoming 2017 Higher Education Government Relations Conference on Thursday, December 7, in San Diego. Trostel, professor in the MCS Policy Center and School of Economics, will speak in a session entitled The Economic Case for State Investments in Higher Education—and How to Make the Case to Lawmakers. Trostel’s recent research […]

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MCS Library Scholarship Awarded to Fitzpatrick

The Margaret Chase Smith Library Scholarship for 2017-18 has been awarded to UMaine senior Delaney Fitzpatrick. Delaney is majoring in History with a minor in Anthropology and Professional Writing. She is writing her history capstone project on Margaret Chase Smith and will be visiting the MCS Library in Skowhegan for research of primary sources including […]

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Rep. Kenneth Fredette will visit UMaine Nov. 16

On Thursday, November 16, the Policy Center welcomes Rep. Kenneth Fredette as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. Representative Fredette is serving his third term as the House Republican Leader representing House District 100, which includes Newport, Corinna, Plymouth, Etna and Dixmont. He has served on the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and the Joint […]

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Senate President Michael Thibodeau visits as Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow

On Thursday, Nov. 2, the Policy Center and the Office of Innovation and Economic Development sponsored Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau as a 2017 Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. The Maine Campus reported on his visit: Maine Senate President speaks in Orono On Thursday, Nov. 2, the University of Maine hosted Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau as […]

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Rubin appointed to national transportation panel

Policy Center director Jonathan Rubin was appointed as a panel member to the NCHRP 25-56, “Methods for State Departments of Transportation to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Transportation Sector.” This research will identify specific efforts and strategies to reduce transportation sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are within state DOT control and provide methods […]

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Seven UMS students are Maine Policy Scholars for 2017-18

The Maine Policy Scholars Program welcomes seven undergraduates representing each of the seven UMS campuses for the academic-year scholarship program. One student at each campus has been chosen to conduct research on a topic of public policy importance to the state of Maine. This year’s scholars are Allison Bernier (UMF), Corey Claflin (UMaine), Sam Atwood […]

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Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Michael Thibodeau

On Thursday, Nov. 2nd, the Policy Center welcomes Michael Thibodeau, President of the Maine State Senate, as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. Thibodeau has served in both the House and the Senate and currently represents Senate District 11 which includes all of Waldo County. Thibodeau has served on the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee, the […]

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