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).]


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The Maine Legislature and the Trans Pacific Trade Agreement

The Trans Pacific Trade Deal is in the news with much concern over provisions allowing companies to use secretive international tribunals to sue sovereign local governments when they pass pass public-interest policies . The same issue was raised in 2012 in a letter from the states signed by the Maine Legislature and yet in 2013 the Maine legislature passed a Resolution of Friendship between Maine and China which endorsed the Trans Pacific Trade Agreement. The Resolution was passed silently without coverage by the Maine media- with one exception from the fringes- this blog When the independent media is delivered as a singular voice and selectively reporting the news with a singular bias- that is the definition of propaganda- the antidote to propaganda is to have many voices of diverse opinions and perspectives. Please become a backer for my crowd-funder.