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).]


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: 2013 Maine Municipalities Warned to Tighten their Belts as Seed Capital Tax Credit Expands Eightfold

This updated post connects the dots between what is categorized as "reductions in revenue" which means socialism for the bottom and tax payer funded capital for the top of Maine's economy with its ever shrinking middle class. It shows funds are extracted from normal state operations to finance work force training for teh state's corporate grid, which is unconstitutional pursuant to Article Iv Part Third Section 14 of the Maine Constitution. As the state concentrates more power and wealth in its own corporation, LePage is claiming necessity demands that he takes the rug of municipal revenue sharing out from under Maine's local governments.