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But Yes! There are Good Bills!

Jun
10

GrowSmart Maine continues to participate in the Maine Broadband Coalition, an informal federation of public policy professionals, educational institutions, businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who care deeply about Maine’s economic future. An important purpose of the MBC is to assemble cogent, fact-based information to help public policy makers and Maine citizens make the best choices about building a robust and productive information technology infrastructure.

There are three strong bills moving through the House and Senate at this time:

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The 2015 Season has begun!

Jun
10

We are thrilled to announce that our first Smart Growth Breakfast Forum of the 2015 Season was a hit! We convened at the Portland Company last month for a presentation on the proposal and a follow-up panel from experts in the field. Everyone left feeling inspired by the conversation, and had the opportunity to ask the questions we knew they all had.

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Denmark Climate Change and Energy Tour! August 30-September 5

Jun
10

climatetours.orgGrowSmart Maine is taking part in a great effort to explore community-level solutions to energy production in response to climate change.  Thirteen Mainers will participate, including trip leader Sue Inches, representing business, non-profit, municipal, statewide and federal perspectives.  A day-long tour of Samsø Island will be one of the highlights of the trip, learning how Samsø became self-sufficient with renewa

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Update on Bad Bills!

Jun
10

It’s a tough time in the legislative session to offer a meaningful advocacy update as bills are moving very quickly between the House and Senate.  There are still numerous “bad bills” in play, and we encourage you to contact your Senator and Representative and ask them to vote “ought not to pass” on these bills:

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Testimony in support of LDs 68, 387, 1053

Jun
04

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
in support of LDs 68, 387, 1053

June 4, 2015

Senator Hamper, Representative Rotundo and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine.

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Testimony in support of LD 1205, 931

Jun
04

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
in support of LD 1205, 931

June 5, 2015
 

Senator Hamper, Representative Rotundo and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine. I regret that I cannot attend this hearing today.  Of the many worthy proposals before the committee today, we write in support of two with unique value.

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Testimony in Support of Bonding Investing in the Economic Impact of Maine's Natural Resources

Jun
03

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
in support of LD 924, 1069, and 1248
June 3, 2015

Senator Hamper, Representative Rotundo and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Approprations and Financial Affairs, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine.

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Testimony in Support of Transportation Bonds

Jun
02

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
in support of funding transportation infrastructure

June 2, 2015

Senator Hamper, Representative Rotundo and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Approprations and Financial Affairs, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine.

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Testimony in support of LD 1372 “An Act To Encourage the Redevelopment of Upper Floors of Buildings in Downtowns and on Main Streets”

May
11

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine

in support of LD 1372

“An Act To Encourage the Redevelopment of Upper Floors of

Buildings in Downtowns and on Main Streets”

May 11, 2015

 

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Testimony in Favor of LD 1301, “An Act To Improve the Safety of Vulnerable Users in Traffic and To Clarify the Responsibilities of Bicyclists and Pedestrians”

Apr
28

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine
in support of LD 1301
“An Act To Improve the Safety of Vulnerable Users in Traffic and To
Clarify the Responsibilities of Bicyclists and Pedestrians”
April 28, 2015

Senator Collins, Representative McLean and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine.

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