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Agenda Setting - Olympia’s new faces must address transportation infrastructure funding

January brings many new faces to Olympia. A new governor and an unusually large number of new members in the State House of Representatives and State Senate who have both volunteered and been elected to assume the mantle of...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House 12-14-2012

The Legislature has not yet turned to the business of legislating and will not until January. Without a focus on policy, things in Augusta remain focused on political rhetoric and speculation about committee assignments and...more

This Week in Washington - November 30, 2012

In This Issue: - DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS - The Fiscal Cliff Debate. High-level negotiations surrounding the so-called "fiscal cliff" continued this week. On Wednesday, Congressional Republicans and President...more

Executive Branch has Advantage in Budget Timing (Part 2)

In Part 1, I described how the Executive Branch has a decided advantage in budget timing and development over the Legislature. (See post from October 18, 2012) The Legislature is not, however, without advantages of its own in...more

Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election? [Video]

In this video, attorney Eric Athey, Co-Chair of the McNees Labor and Employment group, discusses the possibility of a repeal of PPACA. Mitt Romney has pledged that, if elected, he will work to repeal the Act. However, given...more

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