Maine Insights

Maine’s LePage wants a law to help pipeline companies to seize private property

In a letter made public last week, Gov. Paul LePage urged members of Maine’s congressional delegation to support legislation that would make it significantly easier for private businesses to use eminent domain to seize property from unwilling landowners. LePage wrote to U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud urging them to support H.R. 1900, “The Natural Gas Permitting Reform Act.”

Millicent M. MacFarland of Augusta passed away on Saturday after a long battle with cancer

The Clerk of the Maine House Hon. Millicent M. MacFarland of Augusta passed away on Saturday surrounded by friends and family after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was 58.

New steps to reduce corporate tax dodges

US. Capitol on the morning of President Barack Obama's Inaugural of 2013. photo by Ramona du Houx

US. Capitol on the morning of President Barack Obama’s Inaugural of 2013. photo by Ramona du Houx

Maine Democratic candidates for Legislature rallied today for increased economic opportunity for all

Democratic candidates for the State Legislature rallied today for increased economic opportunity for all Mainers – not just those at the very top. The rally follows the release of new economic numbers that show Maine is lagging behind the nation in job growth and income-levels.

Hon. George Mitchell endorses Michaud for Maine governor

Sen. George Mitchell at a groundbreaking for an environmentally friendly village development. photo by Ramona du Houx

Sen. George Mitchell at a groundbreaking for an environmentally friendly village development. photo by Ramona du Houx

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud calls for end to gutter politics amid Maine GOP lies

Mike Michaud in Congress always stood up for the workers of Maine, despite administrations. Courtesy photo

Mike Michaud in Congress always stood up for the workers of Maine, despite administrations. Courtesy photo

Pingree announces federal grants to rescue stranded seals and whales in Maine

A humpback whale off the coast of Acadia National Park. A humpback whale off the coast of Acadia National Park. photo by Ramona du Houx

The White House announces $68 Million to boost solar energy and cut greenhouse gases

ReVision worker installing solar panels.

The Obama administration, on September 18th, 2014, announced that it would dedicate nearly $70 million in funding toward bringing more solar power to homes and businesses, and improving energy efficiency in rural areas.

New census data shows thousands more Mainers do not have health care

New census data released today shows thousands more Mainers are going without health care in the aftermath of Governor Paul LePage’s refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Michaud’s Northern Border Regional Commission gets $1.2 Million for Maine

Michaud at Hinkley Boats. The company has worked in partnership with the UMaine composite laboratory to improve their boats.

Michaud at Hinkley Boats. The company has worked in partnership with the UMaine composite laboratory to improve their boats.