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).]


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Lepage Seeks Control of Legal Settlement Funds Over Standard & Poor's Credit Rating Practices

Governor Lepage of Maine is seeking control of legal settlement funds of the Standard & Poor 's credit rating practices. Suddenly a Governor notorious for disregarding the Maine Constitution is calling it repugnant to the Constitution that Attorney General Mills currently retains control over the distribution of the funds so coveted by LePage, the current CEO of post-constitutional Maine. Consistent with established history as examined in this blog post, If LePage succeeds in his power grab, the beneficiaries of the lawsuit are unlikely to be those harmed by Standard & Poor's practices but instead private individuals in the State's hegemonic public-private capital investor's club