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, June 12, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The Annotated Jobs For Me Bill

This is the Third Part of A Blog Series which disects a bill being marketed as "Jobs for ME" which uses 75% of the funding provided by bonds, voted for by Maine voters and sold as "job creation" to finace the equipment needed to acquire the means of production in facilities which I argue are likely to be owned by Maine's public-private hegemony-with a little help from teh taxpayers ! Maine is being told that investment in the ownership of the means of production is needed for publicly funded job ttraining. Hidden behind the media and state's presentation of the "Quality Centers" is that the state corproations have provisions for ownership of intellectual property in their charters. Why does a state need such a right? Since when was the state in the business of developing intellectual ideas to be sold to a commercial market?