Stories about Maine Municipal Association

Portland Mayor Michael Brennan, who said the governor’s rule could cost his city $250,000 in aid per month, has called LePage’s stance “incredibly unfortunate.”

Portland to join municipal association lawsuit challenging LePage on distributing aid to undocumented immigrants

By Seth Koenig on July 08, 2014, at 7:09 p.m.
Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew

Power grab by DHHS oversteps the law, basic integrity

on June 14, 2014, at 7:30 a.m.
Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew

Bangor among Maine communities resisting call to cut General Assistance for undocumented immigrants

By Mario Moretto on June 12, 2014, at 2:16 p.m.
Rhode Island welfare consultant Gary Alexander presents his Medicaid expansion feasibility study to lawmakers on the Health and Human Services Committee, including (from left) Reps. Carol McElwee, R-Caribou, and Ann Dorney, D-Norridgewock, and Sens. James Hamper, R-Oxford, and Colleen Lachowicz, D-Waterville, in January.

Alexander Group revives plan to cap local assistance programs; towns wary of cost shift

By Christopher Cousins on May 17, 2014, at 7:19 a.m.
House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick

Legislature presented with measure to reverse property tax relief program cuts

By Christopher Cousins on Feb. 19, 2014, at 3:49 p.m.

Fairfield suspends social media policy after receiving letter from ACLU

By Alex Barber on Sept. 15, 2013, at 6:25 a.m.
The Farnsworth Art Museum & Library in Rockland is exempt from the property tax but a 2010 study found it generated $12 million in annual economic benefit to the region.

County seats see high percentage of tax-exempt nonprofits, but there are benefits, too

By Stephen Betts on July 01, 2012, at 3:49 p.m.
The issue of whether owners of nonprofit organizations should be taxed or assessed service fees to help reduce that tax burden has been raised repeatedly in the Legislature

Revenues down 6% in Maine communities, survey shows

The Associated Press on Nov. 03, 2011, at 5:40 a.m.
Bangor residents cast their votes early in October 2008.

Maine towns back Yes on 1, same-day voter signup

By Eric Russell on Oct. 11, 2011, at 4:33 p.m.

Municipal officials urged to combat growing cynicism with honesty, transparency

By Eric Russell on Oct. 05, 2011, at 6:55 p.m.

Maine takes a breather from bonds, not so in towns

By Glenn Adams, The Associated Press on Sept. 04, 2011, at 1:03 p.m.

Former Veazie employee, town reach settlement in wrongful termination claim

By Nick McCrea on July 27, 2011, at 7:36 p.m.

Are school budget referendum votes a waste of time and money?

By Eric Russell on June 17, 2011, at 3:55 p.m.

Sangerville selectmen tighten board policy, work to improve committee functions

By Diana Bowley on April 13, 2011, at 6:07 p.m.

Maine Municipal Association celebrates 75 years

By Diana Bowley on Feb. 02, 2011, at 7:23 p.m.