Articles by Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
By Naomi Schalit, Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Feb. 07, 2011, at 12:01 a.m.
The Maine Green Energy Alliance, which last week announced it was returning the balance of its $1.1 million government funding to promote home retrofits after it had fallen well behind its goals, says it is a nonpartisan organization. But an examination of the Hallowell-based group by the Maine Center for …
By Naomi Schalit, Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Dec. 06, 2010, at 8:28 p.m.
The brick building on Main Street in Oakland that housed True’s Pharmacy was purchased by Robert and Wendy Nutting in 1997 for $174,000. Eight years later, it was sold for $260,000 — an $86,000 increase. The pharmacy, owned by Robert Nutting, Maine’s new Speaker of the House, went through bankruptcy …
By Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Nov. 17, 2010, at 11:59 p.m.
AUGUSTA — Just a month before Republicans nominated pharmacist and state Rep. Robert Nutting, R-Oakland, to be the next speaker of the House, a state agency disciplined him for giving a customer the wrong medication. On Oct. 1, the state Department of Professional and Financial Regulation sent Nutting a letter …
By Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Nov. 17, 2010, at 11:58 p.m.
His fellow Republicans backed him when he was in trouble in 2003 — and they still back him now. When Rep. Robert Nutting was battling Maine regulators in 2003 over a payment plan for the $1 million-plus his pharmacy owed the state in Medicaid overbilling, his fellow Kennebec County Republican …
By Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Sept. 11, 2010, at 10:43 a.m.
The current chairman of the commission said the actual cost of retrieving the e-mails was $160 — 16 hours work at $10 an hour.
By Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Sept. 09, 2010, at 12:50 p.m.
In 1995, fed up with the state’s failure to adequately fund its pension system, critics came up with the ultimate solution.
By Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Sept. 01, 2010, at 8:18 p.m.
Editor’s Note: This is the second part in a multipart series to be published between now and November about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health …
By Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Aug. 11, 2010, at 4:04 p.m.
After proposing major changes to state law that would speed up the review of wind power projects, Gov. John Baldacci’s wind power task force members went one step further: They made a map.
By Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Aug. 10, 2010, at 3:21 p.m.
Gov. John Baldacci established the Governor's Task Force on Wind Power Development by executive order on May 8, 2007 with the expectation it would make Maine a leader in the wind …
By Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on July 27, 2010, at 10:50 p.m.
Within a few years, the state’s ability pay for its daily operations and invest in its future will be threatened by an obscure budget item that doesn’t pave a road, aid the needy, imprison a criminal or help a Maine kid pay for college.
By Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on May 12, 2010, at 8:18 p.m.
One takes credit for leading the fight to save the Maine forests. One takes credit for lowering Mainers' taxes. One takes credit for cleaning up a Maine river. One takes credit for housing the old and the poor all across Maine.
By Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on May 11, 2010, at 10:06 p.m.
The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting has checked documents, scoured the Internet and conducted interviews ...
By Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on May 06, 2010, at 11:16 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A citizens' group has asked Maine's Attorney General to investigate former Public Utilities Commission Chairman Kurt Adams after revelations that he accepted a grant of "equity units" in a wind power company while still on the state's payroll.
By Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on April 21, 2010, at 8:20 p.m.
While he was Maine's chief utilities regulator, Kurt Adams accepted an ownership interest in a leading wind energy company.