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Entries in Legislation (12)


2017 Maine Legislature to Consider a Variety of Energy Bills

On Friday, January 6, Maine Governor Paul LePage released his biennial general fund budget for 2018-19. The Governor’s proposed biennial budget and briefing document can be found here. The main priority in the Budget is reducing Maine’s top income tax rate from 10.15 percent to 7.15 percent this year, and then implementing a flat tax of 5.75 percent by 2020.  The Budget also purports to make changes to how General Purpose Aid to Education is distributed to public K-12 schools, eliminate State support for General Assistance, eliminates the cap on public charter schools, elevates information services and cybersecurity to a new Cabinet-level Department, tightens eligibility requirements for Medicaid, creates a new statewide public defender system, allows municipalities to assess municipal service fees on large not-for-profit entities, and eliminates 500 state government jobs (300 of which are currently vacant).

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PUC Portal Provides Information for Those Navigating State Utility and Energy Regulation

The Advanced Energy Economy Institute has launched a new website, the Public Utility Commission Portal.  The Portal is an online database that provides information regarding state public utility commissions and other official bodies responsible for utility and energy regulation in the 50 states.  The site also contains key energy data for each state and a tool that allows users to compare this data between states.

The Portal is intended to be a helpful tool for many users, including companies that do work across the United States that many not be able to keep pace with for example, changes in the key players that form energy policy in each state.

Earlier this year, the Institute (teaming with Colorado State University) also launched a website that contains a database of energy-related legislation pending in all 50 states.

The PUC Portal can be found here and the legislative database can be found here.


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