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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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Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and Maine Policy Review launch new digital public policy publication.

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and its publication the Maine Policy Review have created a new digital publication series entitled Maine Policy Perspectives. This online forum consists of a roundtable discussion of pressing policy issues that are under debate by policymakers at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Adhering to the non-partisan commitment […]

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Blackstone to give author talk on latest book

Dr. Amy Blackstone, Professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and Department of Sociology at the University of Maine, will be delivering an author talk on her new book Childfree By Choice: The Movement Redefining Families and Creating a New Age of Independence at the Bangor Public Library. The event will be held on Friday, December 12, […]

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UMS Student Scholars Present on Pressing Policy Issues in Maine

Friday, November 8, the Maine Policy Scholars program held its final presentations for scholarship recipients. Four students from across the University of Maine System presented their research to four panelists, their friends and family, and the broader University of Maine System community. Hon. Libby Mitchell, Kennebec County Judge of Probate, former Maine Speaker of the […]

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