Publications

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Internship Report available

The 2018 Report of the Maine Government Summer Internship Program is now available and has been distributed to each member of the Maine Legislature. The program placed 57 students in 12-week paid summer internships in Maine state and municipal governments. A total of 215 students applied to the program. The 2019 Internship Program begins accepting […]

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New Issue of Maine Policy Review

A new issue of Maine Policy Review is now available for download. Read the press release here. Volume 24, Issue 2 (2015) Aging is available for download from Digital Commons.

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Trostel’s report on the value of a college education

Professor Phil Trostel’s new report on the value of a college education has been released by the Lumina Foundation. As the cost of a higher education rises, some students, parents and policymakers are finding themselves asking, “Is it worth it?” According to a new Lumina Foundation report by Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center professor Philip Trostel, […]

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Rubin published in National Academy of Sciences Publication

Jonathan Rubin’s article “Changes in Energy Markets: Effects on the U.S. Transportation System” is published in the summer issue of TR News. The article link is posted below – TR News holds the copyright to the article, National Academy of Sciences, posted with permission of TRB (Transportation Research Board). TRN_298_Rubin Intro pp3-5 The U.S. transportation energy system is undergoing […]

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Jonathan Rubin featured on WVOM for Energy in Maine

Following up on Catherine Dickerson’s and Jonathan Rubin’s Report, “Energy in Maine,” as part of the Maine Development Foundation’s Quarterly Economic Report, Jonathan Rubin, appeared on the  GEORGE HALE RIC TYLER SHOW – WVOM, Energy in Maine, 103.9 on 23 February 2015. Energy is a critical cost factor to Maine people and businesses and to others […]

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Report on Cost of Substance Abuse in Maine

Marcella Sorg, along with Anne Rogers of the State of Maine Office of Substance Abuse and recent UMaine graduate Jamie Wren recently completed a report on the economic cost of substance abuse to the State of Maine in 2010. The total cost for that year is estimated at $1.4 billion, a 56% increase over the […]

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Energy in Maine

Maine has no fossil fuel reserves or any refining capacity, making Maine particularly dependent on the fluctuations in the worldwide market for fossil fuels. However, Maine does have significant considerable potential to increase the diversity of current fossil fuels used; to enhance energy conservation and efficiency; and to produce alternative energy from Maine sources including biomass, wind, solar, […]

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Product Stewardship in Maine

This report examines the growing trend of recycling through product stewardship programs. Product stewardship programs attempt to keep potentially harmful products out of the waste stream, reduce pressure on landfills, and encourage manufacturers to reduce waste. Product stewardship is an approach in which producers and consumers bear responsibility for cradle-to-grave management of products. Currently there […]

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