GOVERNOR LONGLEY AND THE ARCHITECTS
Maine Constitution Article IX Section 8 Taxation
Home Rule vs Board Rule
James L Moody Sr is credited on the report, but it seems more likely that it would have been James L Moody Jr. The senior Moody was a teacher, while the younger Moody was the chief executive of Hannaford for 19 years and thereafter a board member for another five years. Under Moody, Hannaford grew from a small Maine wholesaler to a $2.9-billion regional grocery retailer.
The newly formed board proposed to change by statutory law, the municipal public referendums which seven years earlier had been added to the Maine Constitution as Section 2 of the Home Rule Amendment. The Report- Governor's Task Force for Economic Redevelopment, Recommended Legislation for an Economic Development Program -110th Congress, calls for the elimination of local referendums on municipal bond issues with precise language: