Maine Releases 2017 State Drug Death Statistics

In an interview this week on the radio show “Wabanaki Windows” on WERU Dr. Marcella Sorg discussed the report on Maine drug death statistics for 2017 with radio host Donna Loring. The State of Maine saw 418 drug-induced deaths in 2017, according to figures recently released by Attorney General Janet Mills. Drug overdose deaths increased […]

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Eliza Townsend, Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow April 9

The Policy Center welcomes Eliza Townsend, Executive Director of the Maine Women’s Lobby and the Maine Women’s Policy Center, to UMaine as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow on Monday, April 9th. Eliza represented Portland for four terms in the Maine House of Representatives. During her tenure, she served two years on the Human Resources committee, and […]

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Research Scholarship Opportunity

Apply now for the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship An academic-year scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $3500 to support an independent research project focused on a public policy topic. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The deadline for student applications is noon on Friday, April 6, 2018. Eligibility criteria: • Be a Maine […]

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The Policy Center and Road Salt, from Maine Public

In today’s story from Maine Public, “Maine’s Snowy Roads May Be Treated With ‘Magic,’” Policy Center director Jonathan Rubin is interviewed on the topic of road salt use in Maine. Reporting on the innovative use of additives by both the City of Bangor and MaineDOT to help road salt stick better, the article refers to […]

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Maine House Majority Leader Erin Herbig visits UMaine

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Policy Center and the School of Forest Resources sponsored Maine House Majority Leader Erin Herbig as a 2017 Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. Herbig is currently serving her fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives where she represents House District 97 which includes Belfast, Northport and Waldo. During her day […]

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Library Research Scholarships Available

Funding is available for undergraduate or graduate students to conduct archival research at the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan, Maine. ( Students must spend at least 4 days at the library and submit a final product that has been developed in consultation with the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, Library staff, and a faculty member. […]

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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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