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Maine Government Summer Internship applications open through March 1.

Apply for Summer Internships in Maine Applications are open for the Maine Government Summer Internship Program for summer 2020. Positions are available in town and city governments as well as in agencies of the Maine state government. Full time, paid internships will run May 26 through August 14, for a total of 12 weeks. Job areas range […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy Hosts MCSPC Faculty Fellows and Legislators

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy hosted the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center’s Faculty Fellows as well as several legislators at a networking reception and Maine Black Bear Hockey game on Friday, February 14. The Faculty Fellows program at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center creates a network of trained faculty leaders who can communicate the […]

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3rd Annual Women of Power Reception a Huge Success

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and its nonpartisan student program Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership hosted the 3rd annual Women of Power Networking Reception at the Senator Inn in Augusta on Thursday, February 13. Women of Power celebrates those individuals who serve the state of Maine in Augusta and beyond and those […]

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MCSPC director featured on WGME CBS 13

Center director Jonathan Rubin was interviewed on WGME CBS 13 for a feature titled ‘Can we get away with a little less?’ Road salt harming environment, infrastructure. The Maine DOT uses 16 tons of rock salt to keep 8,300 lane miles safe for traveling. This salt use comes not only a great economic cost to […]

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Bailey presents on Maine’s marine economy at Social Coast Forum in South Carolina

This past Wednesday, Megan Bailey, Research Associate at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center presented her research on Maine’s marine economy at the Social Coast Forum in Charleston, South Carolina. Her co-presenter, Kristen Grant, works as a Marine Extension Associate at Maine Sea Grant. Their presentation is entitled, “Valuing the Marine Economy in Maine” and […]

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Internship Applications Open for Students and Supervisors

Apply for Summer Internships in Maine Applications are open for the Maine Government Summer Internship Program for summer 2020. Positions will be available in town and city governments and in agencies of the Maine state government. Full time, paid internships will run May 26 through August 14, for a total of 12 weeks. Job areas range from […]

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MCSPC Director Presents at the Maine Climate Council

Director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, Jonathan Rubin presented economic research he conducted alongside Adam Daigneault of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine regarding Maine’s economy and climate change at the Maine Climate Council on Wednesday, January 29 at the Augusta Civic Center. Their presentation discussed how climate change […]

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Drug overdoses up 4% from last year, Policy Center research shows.

A report by Dr. Marcella Sorg, Research Professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, shows that fatalities due to drug overdoses increased by 4% compared to 2018. A preponderance of the drug overdoses were accidental and caused by illicit non-pharmaceutical substances. A NewsCenter Maine report highlighted the work of Dr. Sorg and noted that […]

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