Article IV, Part Third, Section 14 of the maine State Constitution

Article IV, Part Third, Section 14 of the Maine State Constitution says:

Corporations shall be formed under general laws, and shall not be created by special Acts of the Legislature, except for municipal purposes, and in cases where the objects of the corporation cannot otherwise be attained, and, however formed , they shall forever be subject of the general laws of the state ( emphasis mine)

Quote from the legislative Charter for Brunswick Landing Maine's Center for Innovation : The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is established as a body corporate and politic and a public instrumentality of the State to carry out the purposes of this article. The authority is entrusted with acquiring and managing the properties within the geographic boundaries of Brunswick Naval Air Station. [2009, c. 641,
§1 (AMD).]
1. Powers. The authority is a public municipal corporation and may:D. Exercise the power of eminent domain; [2005, c. 599, §1 (NEW).]


Friday, October 17, 2014

     Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Lepage and TheTotalitarian State

In 2013 The Maine legislature passed a bill called Industry Partnerships, which created a new government function granting the state wide spread authority to manage relationships between businesses and people in the private sector. Now Governor Lepage is talking about taking care of student debt by selling it to companies who will hire the students and also get a tax credit- which in Maine likely means a cash payout from taxpayers. This raises many questions which are enumerated in this post.