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 28, 2016

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Home Rule VS Dillon's Law

Excerpt from The new book Public Private Relationships and The New Owners of The Means of Production which examines a global phenomena in terms of how it is implemented locally in Maine, The section on Home Rule vs Dillon's Law is excerpted from the chapter To Be or Not To be Sovereign, The section examines the wording of the statutes and provides an interpretation of the meaning and extrapolation of statistics,knowledge of the statutory history of Maine's economic development policy and other information.