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Study cites Maine’s progress on income, insurance coverage | Kennebec Journal

AUGUSTA, Maine – The state needs more college-educated workers, lower energy and health care costs, and more investment in research and development, according to a report to lawmakers.

The Maine Economic Growth Council, a 19-member panel with business, labor, education and legislative representatives, released its 2010 Measures of Growth report to legislative leaders released Thursday.

The report examines the state’s progress on 24 indicators, awarding gold stars for progress and red flags for areas that need attention. It’s designed to help lawmakers and the governor’s office consider long-term implications as they make decisions on legislation, said Laurie Lachance, president of the Maine Development Foundation.

“No single indicator tells the whole story of Maine,” she said. “This report looks at long-term, more structural issues. It’s not meant to be a judgment of what’s happening today.”

Click on the link for the rest of today’s story by Susan Cover in the Kennebec Journal.

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Revenue increase may ease cutbacks | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Revenue increase may ease cutbacks | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Activists’ appeal to put wind rules in spotlight | Portland Press Herald

(Maine lawmakers and regulators have to figure out how to fix the problems and get wind power going. Otherwise, there may be no other choice than to hand over the keys to the nation to the Saudis or the Chinese. — KM)

Activists’ appeal to put wind rules in spotlight | Portland Press Herald