Maine Insights

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.

Wind turbine project will generate $11 million for Hancock County

Wind turbine project approved by Hancock County Commissioners September 12th will generate $11 million in property tax revenue for the county over a 30-year period agreement.

The commission voted 2-1 in approval of a tax increment financing (TIF) district for the project, which will install 17 turbines, at 500 feet tall, with a 3-megawatt capacity in Townships 22 and 16. Of the $11 million in property tax revenue, Hancock County will keep $5.82 million, while the rest will go to Hancock Wind, a First Wind subsidiary.

Michaud discuses plan for Maine’s Energy Future at E2Tech Forum- LePage missing

Mike Michaud helped secure funds for UMaine's first in the Americas floating wind turbine project, VoltunUS.</p />
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Gorham-based research group to get $1.1 million for wind power technology

The VolturnUS 1:8 comfortably resting in the water. The full size offshore wind VolturnUS turbines will be over 600 feet tall— taller than the Washington Monument. The big units will be fabricated onshore and assembled on the water.</p />
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Vice President Biden impressed by Maine’s manufacturing history and potential

Vice President Biden made a point to try and shake everyone's hand in the audience. Photo by Morgan Rogers

Vice President Biden made a point to try and shake everyone’s hand in the audience. Photo by Morgan Rogers

Mike Michaud honored with ‘Working Class Hero’ award from Labor Council

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud was recognized by the Southern Maine Labor Council (SMLC) with their Working Class Hero Award today. Fellow Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree and SMLC President Douglas Born presented Michaud with the award at the organization’s annual Labor Day Breakfast in Portland.