Maine Compass: During National Park Week, recognize the importance of Acadia

( This year we mark the 101st anniversary of the National Parks Service, and this week we celebrate National Park Week. They are both reminders of the role our national park system plays in our states and in our communities. In 2016, our national parks generated 331 million visits, 3 million of which were right…Read More

Maine Groups Join To Urge Continued Protection For DACA Recipients

(Maine Public) Several diverse Maine groups are uniting over an immigration issue that potentially could force the deportation of individuals who entered the United States as minors illegally, or have remained here under the protection of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. The program was rescinded by the Trump administration and the issue…Read More

Kathie Summers-Grice Named to Campaigns and Elections Top 500

(Campaigns & Elections Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) It’s easy to point to influential politicians who showcase their craft on the national or state-level political stage. But what gets them there More importantly, who gets them there To find out, C&E conducted more than 100 interviews with consultants, journalists and political insiders from across the country.…Read More

Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard Drives Clean Energy Economy

Maine is a pioneer in the development of clean energy, especially wind, biomass, and hydropower. The state has the highest renewable portfolio standard in the country, requiring 40 percent of electricity to come from clean energy sources by 2017—approximately double the goal of most of the other 28 states with similar policies. Maine also has…Read More

Study: Clean energy to be $1.9B industry in Maine by 2023

ORONO, Maine — Maine set an example for other states to follow in its renewable energy investments and growth during the past decade, according to a report released Monday by the Pew Charitable Trusts. “By establishing aggressive goals for clean and efficient energy, Maine is harnessing its renewable resources to create new job opportunities, attract investment…Read More

Preserve Entrepreneurial Spirit And Protect Independent Contractors

Most people would agree that Congress has done very little during the last two years as big-ticket items such as immigration reform, debt reduction and renewable energy remain on the table. Despite the lack of legislative movement, however, the regulatory agencies have been working overtime turning out new and costly regulations that go unnoticed on…Read More

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