A look at how some progressive ideas lost out in the last legislative session, i
A look at how some progressive ideas lost out in the last legislative session, including accountability requirements for companies getting tax breaks of over $250,000, a defeated plan to allow qualifying Maine high school graduates to receive their first year of college tuition free, a paper-company lobby that succeeded in killing a bill to add staff to monitor the Service Waters Toxics Control Program and increase permit fees for the paper companies, and proposals to halt the speedy sale of Maine's hydro-electric to out-of-state buyers. Related article on former House Speaker John Martin's sucessful lobby to amend the supplemental appropriations bill and spend $100,000 to rebuild a state-owned camp near the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. The last-minute amendment will build a different camp in a new location with a new owner, the University of Maine at Fort Kent, but retain the name Page Camp.
Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "A look at how some progressive ideas lost out in the last legislative session, i" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2910.