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, April 20, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Maine Media Breaks It's Silence on The Refundable Tax Credit

I have been saying for a long time that nothing will change in the state of Maine until there is a change in the Maine media. One of the subjects I have been writing about is the refundable tax credit and being frustrated by the fact that the Maine media not only does not explain to the public what a refundable tax credit is but doesn't even mention the fact that the tax credits that we hear about so often are refundable. Refundable tax credits are at the heart of this story of a carefully orchestrated legal theft of 16 million dollars from the Maine taxpayers. This was made possible by the Maine legislature which allowed the beneficiaries of a new program to write the program them selves, including the refundable tax credit which is ubiquitous through our Maine's unconstitutional corporate state's corporate welfare programs. Thanks to staff writer Whit Richardson of The Portland Press Herald for getting this story out there using a much larger microphone than my own