Tag Archives: Maine

This Fourth of July, we look to Sen. Collins on court nominee

On Independence Day, we celebrate the shared American experiences and reflect upon the noble ideals of individual freedom to which we aspire. Yet, this Fourth of July finds these values in peril. In the coming weeks, Maine’s Sen. Susan Collins must help ensure the Supreme Court functions as a check against the degradation of freedom. […]

Lack of government transparency hinders work to improve Maine

Flynn Ross, University of Southern Maine. Originally posted in the Bangor Daily News June 19, 2018 and updated on June 20, 2018.  Government by the people, for the people is characterized by transparency, accountability, participation and inclusion. In Maine, we have a strong legacy of town halls, relatively high voter participation rates and publicly accessible […]