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Maine State Constitution 1820
Maine State Constituion 2003 Arrangement
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Maine Legislation LINKS
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Maine State Constitution Article IV Part Third ; Legislative Power:Section 13. Special legislation. The Legislature shall, from time to time, provide, as far as practicable, by general laws, for all matters usually appertaining to special or private legislation.
Section 14. Corporations, formed under general laws. 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 to the general laws of the State.
HOME RULE AMENDMENT:
Municipal Home Rule. (1969)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 within the physical boundaries of any municipality, the registered voters of that municipality may, by majority vote, authorize the issuance of notes or bonds in the name of the municipality for the purpose of purchasing land and interests therein or constructing buildings for industrial use, to be leased or sold by the municipality to any responsible industrial firm or corporation.
Title 30-A Chapter 111 HOME RULE - municipalities and counties
General Law governing corpoations
Maine Freedom Of Access Statute
General Provisions.Section 21. State mandates. For the purpose of more fairly apportioning the cost of government and providing local property tax relief, the State may not require a local unit of government to expand or modify that unit's activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenues unless the State provides annually 90% of the funding for these expenditures from State funds not previously appropriated to that local unit of government. Legislation implementing this section or requiring a specific expenditure as an exception to this requirement may be enacted upon the vote of 2/3 of all members elected to each House. This section must be liberally construed.
OPEGA OFFICE OF PROGRAM EVALUATION AND GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE MAINE STARE LEGISLATURE
Maine Development Foundation
10 §915. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT
The State of Maine has long had serious conditions of unemployment, underemployment, low per capital income and resource underutilization which cause substantial hardships to many individuals and families,impede the economic and physical development of various regions of the State, and adversely affect the general welfare and prosperity of the State. [1977, c. 548, §1 (NEW).]
There is a need to establish a new basis for a creative partnership of the private and public sectors for economic development, a partnership which can capitalize on the interests, resources and efforts of each sector, but which does not compromise the public interest or the profit motive. The state's solitary burden to provide for development should lessen through involving the private sector in a leadership role. [1977, (emphasis mine)
c. 548, §1 (NEW).]
1977, c. 548, §1 (NEW).
Note: One often finds the statement that the corporation chartered by special act of legislation "shall be deemed and held to be an essential governmental function", as if in the legislature's rational - all that is needed to satisfy Article IV, Part Third Section 14 of teh Maine State Constituion are these few words. However the intent of the always a consideration in the interpretation of the. The the intent of Article IV, part Third Section 14 of teh Maine State Constitution were intended to by so easily bypassed by the liberal use of such "deeming", then there would seem to be little rational for going through the public process which voted in Article IV part Third Section 14 to be included in the Maine State Constitution
- Maine Development Foundation Charter 1977
- Maine Development Foundation,Maine Economic Growth Council 1987
Maine Development Foundation Board of Directrors
The 2013 Annual Report for the Maine Development Foundation :
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Created by statute in 1978, MDF is a unique
and highly trusted nonprofit charged with
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MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
- Maine Department of Economic and Community Development 1987
- The Legislature finds that the decentralization of economic growth and development programs among several state agencies without any coordination of programs and agencies and without coordination with the State's municipal and regional economic efforts is not in the best interest of the State. The Legislature further finds that the State's economic development programs and policies and the economies of municipalities and regions mutually affect each other. [1987, c. 534, Pt. A, §§17, 19 (NEW).]
By February 1, 2013, the commissioner shall develop and submit to the Governor and the Legislature a plan for the comprehensive evaluation of state investments in economic development. Beginning February 1, 2014, the commissioner shall submit a biennial comprehensive evaluation of state investments in economic development, not to include programs evaluated pursuant to section 13107 or those independent evaluations required by federal programs, to the Governor and the Legislature. The evaluation must: [2011, c. 563, §2 (AMD).] (state controlling the capitalization of industry- ( means of production) -definition of Marxism
1-A. Programs identified for evaluation. Include, but is not limited to, the review of the following programs: the Maine Employment Tax Increment Financing Program, pursuant to Title 36, chapter 917; the Governor's Training Initiative Program, pursuant to Title 26, section 2031; the Loring Development Authority of Maine, pursuant to Title 5, section 13080; the visual media production certification program, pursuant to Title 5, section 13090-L; the promotion and marketing of state products through the department, pursuant to Title 5, section 13062; the Maine International Trade Center, pursuant to Title 10, section 945; municipal tax increment financing, pursuant to Title 30-A, section 5227; and the pine tree development zone program, pursuant to Title 30-A, section 5250-J;[ 2011, c. 563, §2 (NEW) .]
3. Recommendations. Include recommendations to the Legislature on existing and proposed state-supported economic development programs and activities to affect economic development in this State.[ 2007, c. 434, §1 (NEW) .] ( tax payer subsidized special interests )
Defining a "Targeted Sector and "quality jobs" must include those to be excluded from representation- which is the RETAIL SECTOT- valuable to the overlords only to the degree of how many ways they can think of to tax that sector:
Article 2: BUSINESS ASSISTANCE REFERRAL AND FACILITATION PROGRAM: PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERY
2. Definitions. As used in this section the following terms have the following meanings.A. "Certified retained business" means any for-profit business in this State other than a public utility as defined by Title 35-A, section 102 that retains 100 or more qualified employees in this State and that meets all of the following criteria to the satisfaction of the commissioner:(1) The business is not engaged in retail operations; or, if it is engaged in retail operations, less than 50% of its total annual revenues from state-based operations are derived from sales taxable in this State or the business can demonstrate to the commissioner by a preponderance of the evidence that any increased sales will not include sales tax revenues derived from a transferring or shifting of retail sales from other businesses in this State; and(2) The commissioner determines that the business is a successor to a business that would have ceased operations in this State but for the acquisition of that business after September 1, 1996 by the applicant by any means and the applicant demonstrates to the commissioner its intention to continue to operate and employ qualified employees in the State.For purposes of this paragraph, "retail operations" means sales of consumer goods for household use to consumers who personally visit the business location to purchase the goods. [1997, c. 393, Pt. A, §13 (RPR).]
If the commissioner enters into a contractual relationship with a business regarding the provision of an economic development incentive in return for the business's agreement to locate, expand or retain its facilities in the State, that contract must contain a statement of the State's expected public benefit from its investment of public funds. [2001, c. 481, §3 (AMD).]SECTION HISTORY
1997, c. 761, §2 (NEW). 2001, c. 481, §3 (AMD).
MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
- Property Laws of The People's Republic Of China 2007
- Maine State Housing Authority The Maine State Housing Authority is established and is a public body corporate and politic and an instrumentality of the State. [1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD).]
- Pine Tree Zone 2004 (?)
Pine Tree Zone Work Sheet 2004
- Pine Tree Zone Expanded state wide 2009
- Article: The transformation of the Pine Tree Zone moves "silently" through the legislature ( constitution provides a 90 day window of opportunity for a people's initiative to repeal legiislation)
- Section 8072 pertaining to Rules Changes added to the constitutuion Article XI, Section 21 ( 1995)
- ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND SERVICES (1977)
- JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 2010
Assisting "targeted businesses" ( special interests) , procuring federal money and facilitating the Foreign Trade Zone ( globalization)
To quote "1. Business investment. Business investment shall be encouraged consistent with this subsection. "
Charter- a couple of pages later defined as a "public municipality" (local governance)
The Loring Commerce Center Page on Wikipedia
THE PHANTOM §13083
Repealed with all data deleted on October 6 2012
But sub-paragraphs left standing
§13083-M. Other municipal powers (of this body corporate and instrumentality of the state)
Base Realignment And Closure (BRAC)
MIDCOAST REGIONAL REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CORPORATION
- An Act To Enhance the Redevelopment of the Brunswick Naval Air Station 2010
- september 26 2012 Note pertaining to above link.I was surprised to find that the link I maintain on my legislative link page on my blog, opens to a very short text, which identifies the MRRA as "a body corporate and politic and a public instrumentality of the state". This did not correspond to the text that my link had previously opened, to my recollection, which I found by going back into my previous post where I challenged the legislature on their constitutional authority to amend the charter of a municipal corporation. there I found the words that I quoted from the original charter, and through those words was able to find the text of the same.
I saved that to my hard drive and saw that I had also saved the original charter in 2010. The original charter as saved on my hard drive has the the title 5 §13083-G. MIDCOAST REGIONAL REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ESTABLISHED; GOALS . I googled the title to find that it links to the online version of the Maine State statutes, Section F which is greatly reduced text.
However- I was able to click through and find the other sections, particularly section I - which identifies the MRRA as a municipal corporation with the authority to acquire land by eminent domain- contradicting section G identifies the MRRA t as "a corporate body and instrumentality of the state"
Perhaps this is nothing more than a re-arrangement so that Section G displays in a more prominent location than Section I- but the original charter has clearly been amended and not by the "inhabitants of the municipality" as is stipulated in the Home Rule Amendment to the Maine State Constitution
- SUMMARYThis bill creates a fund to support Brunswick Naval Air Station redevelopment. Funds will be appropriated by the State, and the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is authorized to receive funds from gifts, grants, devises, bequests, trusts or security documents. This bill sets forth goals to be pursued by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority and directs the authority to include a report on its progress toward those goals in its annual report to the Governor and the Legislature. The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is given power to act as an airport authority. This bill also directs the Maine Community College System to establish the Advanced Technology and Engineering Center as a campus of Southern Maine Community College at Brunswick Naval Air Station.
§13083-Q. Designation as port of entry, international airport, foreign trade zone and free port area
MRRA Annual REPORT 2009 -2010
MRRA Minutes March 2010
Wisconsin State Constitution-included because Kestrel was lost to Wisconsin
Wisconsin Economic development Corporation 2011 Wisconsin Act 7-included because Kestel moved to Wisconsin
Directory of Wisconsin Economic development programs
2011 Wisconsin Act 7 included because Kestel moved to Wisconsin
Directory of Wisconsin Legislative Documents
The Midcoast Campus: A Model in Education & Economic Development
- Maine State Constitution
- Maine Public Employees Retirement Act (1947)
- List of highest projected Payouts to MPERS from the Maine Heritage Society
NOT A STATE ORGANIZATION BUT A PRIVATE NON-PROFIT "FACIITATOR " BETWEEN THE CITY STATE OF THE MRRA AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF BRUNSWICK AND A CHAIN IN THE REDISTRIBUTIVE CHANNELS OF FEDERAL FUNNY MONEY TO SPECIAL INTERESTS
The Brunswick Development Corp Bylaws
BDC Articles of Incorporation
M.R.S.A. §13081(6). ( How the legislature bypassed teh Maine State Constitution to re-invent teh meaning of "corporation"
- Although this is not a government organization-just a non-profit high growth investors group-similar to the SEGF- some of the sources of funding listed here come from Maine State INC.
- Legislation Establishing SEGF 1995
- An Act To Enhance The Small Enterprise growth Fund 124th legislature
- Ch. 701 Small Enterprise Growth Program
- Evaluation of Maine's Public Investment in Research And development by the Office of Economic Development, Year 2001
MAINE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
- 1999 Legislation establishing The Maine Technology Institute- a nonprofit corporation
- An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Governor's Task Force on Wind Power Development
- Cooperation with associated organizations and the University of Maine System.
- §15303-A. Maine Technology Capacity Fund
MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INNOVATION
- An Act To Advance Maine's Economy (2008)
- 10 §948. Maine's Innovative Economy Advisory Board
- PDF Docs at Maine Department of Innovation
Maine Innovation IndexThis report is a compilation of 24 indicators measuring Maine's economic capacity and progress toward competing in an innovation-driven economy. How does Maine rank with efforts in Research and Development capacity; Innovation Capacity; Employment and Output Capacity; Education Capacity; and Connectivity Capacity?
- An Act To Lower the Cost of State Government in the Departments under the Purview of the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources
- Maine Office of Innovation About Us Page
- LD1 An Act To Stimulate Capital Investment for Innovative Businesses in Maine ORIGINAL PAPER TEXT
- AMMENDMENT To LD1 An Act to Stimulate Capital Investment For Innovative Businesses In Maine
- LD1 An Act to Stimulate Capital InvestmentFor Innovative Businesses in Maine PUBLIC LAW
- LD 1485 establishing Efficiency Maine "Trust" 2010
- The Maine Limited Liability Act 2010
- Rep McKane explains why he did not read LD1 before voting on it and identifies the committee that created the "Fund of Funds" legislation
- 2006 Maine Legislature report on R& D development
- Maine State Legislature WEB SEARCH
- Maine's NorthStar Alliance
- Pension Fund Capitalism or Wall Street Bonanza?
- Title #8 Department of Education
- One Million Strong for the Separation of Corporation and State Discussions
- A Change in the Language of the Law from "Applied Technology Development System" to "Technology Center Co-ordinating Board"
- Regulations Governing Foundations
- The Redistributive Role of Non-Profit Organizations
- National Institute Of Health
- Maine State Housing Authority 1987
FAMEFAME- Finance Authority Of Maine Charter 1983
The authority will serve a public purpose and perform an essential governmental function in the exercise of the powers and duties conferred upon it by this chapter. Any benefits accruing to private individuals or associations, as a result of the activities of the authority, are deemed by the Legislature to be incidental to the public purposes to be achieved by the implementation of this chapter. [1985, c. 344, §5 (AMD).]
- FAME (Finance Authority Of Maine) RULES
- A Primer on Venture Capital published by FAME
- University Of Maine Charter 1865
- Statute Administered by Main eland Use Commission 1971
- Maine Revised Statute Title 30-A, Chapter 111: HOME RULE 1970
- An Act To Improve Maine Seed Capital Credit
MAINE CHARTER SCHOOl COMMISSION
Chapter 2 PROCEDURES FOR COMMISSION AUTHORIZATION OF PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
ALEC _ Conservative organization-WIKIPEDIA
- Center For Media and Democracy Website
Center For Media and Democracy- Progressive Organization-WIKIPEDIA