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).]


Monday, January 19, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The Lepage Plan- Filled with Inconsistencies

Recently Governor Lepage of Maine has been sending out cues that he wants to eliminate the state income tax and replace it with a consumption tax (sales tax). Word has it that in his budget Lepage is radically expanding the sales tax while merely lowering the income tax. In this post I begin an analysis of the Lepage Budget starting with the section on Revenue Outlook and Forecast.