Maine Politics and Government, Edition: 2nd by Kenneth T. Palmer, G. Thomas Taylor, Jean E. Lavigne, Marcus

By Kenneth T. Palmer, G. Thomas Taylor, Jean E. Lavigne, Marcus A. LiBrizzi

Distant and thinly populated, Maine used to be lengthy insulated from some of the demographic and financial traits of states to the south. Maine Politics and executive strains fresh alterations within the state’s process as agriculture, production, and maritime trades have ceded dominance to high-tech companies, huge advertisement improvement, and an increasing governmental sector. This compact evaluate of Maine politics and govt describes how the state’s historical past and political tradition have formed its political approaches, its governing associations, and its public-policy priorities. It additionally highlights the shift within the function of Maine’s governments long ago part century—from low-service entities to directors of a extensive variety of public rules. The authors ponder the influence of the inflow of novices alongside the southern Maine coast, severe monetary matters regarding burdensome taxation, the urgent have the desire to make the approximately devices of neighborhood govt extra effective, and difficulties attending the unfold of suburbs during the state. Fully up-to-date and accelerated, this moment variation offers a wealth of latest material—maps, case reviews, up to date demographic details, remedy of recent rules and health-care plans, and an outline of the administrations of the 2 most modern governors.

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In addition to Angus King, a second independent candidate, Jonathan Carter, joined the race, running as the candidate of the Green Party (though the party was not listed as such). As the contest unfolded it became clear that the race was between Brennan and Contemporary Maine Politics 37 King. Both men focused their campaigns on the state’s economy and on improving its business climate. S. Senate, hampering the Collins’ effort. The state media paid relatively little attention to Carter. King beat Brennan 36 percent to 34 percent, paralleling Longley’s win over Mitchell.

S. Senator Owen Brewster in a hard-fought 1952 primary in which Brewster was seeking renomination. S. Senate. When conservative politician Robert L. Jones challenged Smith in the 1954 Republican primary, he implied at one point that Smith supporters had tried to bribe him to leave the race. The charges were never proved, and Smith won the primary overwhelmingly, but such internecine conflict began to discredit the party. Republican factionalism was encouraged by certain outside forces. Nationally, the Republican Party was ideologically divided during the years immediately following World War II.

For instance, they encompass the southern Maine county of Oxford, bordering New Hampshire, which unlike its neighbors showed little population change in 1980–2000. In one respect, events in the past two decades have diminished the importance of geography in maintaining Maine’s sense of being “a place apart,” separate from the national mainstream. Some towns in southern Maine are now considered part of the greater Boston metropolitan area. More will likely be added in the 2010 census. 28 While the portion of Maine’s high school graduates attending college is rising, more of them are attending out-of-state institutions.

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