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Governor Longley & The Architects of Transformation

CHAPTER THREE OF PUBLIC PRIVATE RELATIONSHIPS & THE NEW OWNERS OF THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION   GOVERNOR LONGLEY AND THE ARCHITECTS OF TRANSFORMATION In 1969 the Home Rule Amendment was added to the Maine Constitution. It provides to the inhabitants of the municipality, authority to amend the municipal charter and to run public referendums for economic development purposes. Maine Constitution Municipal Home Rule Section 1. Power of municipalities to amend their charters. The inhabitants of any municipality shall have the power to alter and amend their charters on all matters, not prohibited by Constitution or general law, which are local and municipal in character. The Legislature shall prescribe the procedure by which the municipality may so act. Section 2. Construction of buildings for industrial use. For the purposes of fostering, encouraging and assisting the physical location, settlement and resettlement of industrial and manufacturing enterprises withi