Improving Educational Resource Allocation in Maine

Improving Educational Resource Allocation in Maine

Few issues in Maine generate more passionate debate than the issue of consolidation of public education resources. Moreover, this debate has become increasingly prominent in recent years as state and local budgets have tightened, and the school-age population in many areas has decreased. Unfortunately, there is little objective evidence to inform this important debate. The […]

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Gasoline Consumption Attributable to Snowmobile Use in Maine

This study was conducted by the Margaret Chase Smith Center for Public Policy (MCSC) of the University of Maine at the request of the Maine Legislature’s Commission to Study Equity in the Distribution of Gas Tax Revenues Attributable to Snowmobiles, All-Terrain Vehicles and Watercraft. The Commission was created by the Legislature with a charge to […]

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Gasoline Consumption Attributable to Gasoline Powered Watercraft Use in Maine

This report, the third of three, presents the results of a survey of gasoline powered watercraft users whose watercraft were registered in the State of Maine during 2001. In October of 2001, telephone interviews were completed with 647 randomly selected owners of watercraft registered in Maine. The study had a cooperation rate of 82% among […]

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Economic Contributions of ATV-Related Activity in Maine

Riding ATVs has become a highly visible recreational activity in Maine. During the 2003/2004 season from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004 there were 59,057 ATVs registered in Maine to 45,561 separate households in Maine and from outside of Maine. During 2004, the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine in […]

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Demographic and Economic Characteristics of Washington County, Maine. 1970-1996

Washington County, Maine is a county of contradictions and uniqueness. It has the highest unemployment rate in Maine, yet the population is not falling. Its agricultural economy has expanded while agriculture has been declining in all other Maine counties. This report examines Washington County’s changing demographics and economic structure between 1970 and 1996. This twenty-six […]

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Maine’s Creative Economy. Connecting Creativity, Commerce & Community

The report was produced in partnership with the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center (MCSPC), an independent center at the University of Maine dedicated to improving the quality of public dialogue on key issues of the day through research and outreach. It builds upon prior research and analysis conducted by the Edmund S. Muskie School of […]

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Maine’s Creative Economy. Connecting Creativity, Commerce & Community

The report was produced in partnership with the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center (MCSPC), an independent center at the University of Maine dedicated to improving the quality of public dialogue on key issues of the day through research and outreach. It builds upon prior research and analysis conducted by the Edmund S. Muskie School of […]

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