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LURC arguments return to Legislature

AUGUSTA -- The highly charged debate over how to manage 10 million acres in Maine's unorganized territories returned to the State House on Thursday, with supporters of a reform bill wanting more local control and opponents worrying about unfettered development...And Nancy Smith, executive director of GrowSmart Maine, said she supports much of the bill but the opt-out provision is unnecessary.

"With county representatives to comprise six of nine seats, there is no need to provide an exit strategy from a structure in which counties will hold majority representation," she said.  Read more...