Collins, King Announce More Than $3.6 Million in Grants for Community Development

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that five Maine organizations have been awarded a total of $3,649,544 through the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Program and the Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program.

Collins, King Announce $3.2 Million Investment for Anson and Madison Water District

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced a $3.2 million investment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the work of the Anson and Madison Water District as it replaces a 12 mile long water transmission main in Somerset County. The investment is comprised of a $800,000 grant and a $2.4 million loan

Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $400,000 in Funding for the Pleasant Point Reservation...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Pleasant Point Reservation Housing Authority $410,710 to support the protection of the waste water treatment plant at the Passamaquoddy Tribe Pleasant Point Reservation.

U.S. Economic Development Administration Invests Nearly $993,000 to Upgrade Roadways to Support Job Creation...

According to grantee estimates, this project will enable the expansion of an existing industrial area, creating 325 jobs in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and business services, and generating $34 million in private investment.

Senator Collins’ Statement on Committee Approval of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, voted today to approve the Energy and Water Development spending bill for the 2016 fiscal year. The bill now awaits consideration by the full Senate.<

Senators Collins, King Urge Investment in New Technologies to Improve ‘Rapidly Aging’ American Transportation...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King wrote to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), to request that the transportation reauthorization bill include investment in innovative technologies that will address “our rapidly aging transportation infrastructure.”

Co-Chairs of Former Governors Caucus Call for Investments in U.S. Infrastructure

In advance of Infrastructure Week, the Co-chairs of the Former Governors Caucus, Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), sent a letter calling on their colleagues in the Senate to commit to fully funding national infrastructure and avoid the kinds of short-term fixes that have become routine in recent years. The Senators noted that economists estimate that increasing infrastructure funding by one percent of real GDP would increase economic output over a three year period by $240 billion and add 730,000 jobs in 2015 alone.

King Calls for Reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund

During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) underscored the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in preserving lands across the country for use by future generations and called on the Senate to reauthorize and fully fund the program.

On Earth Day, King Reintroduces Bill to Encourage Marine and Hydrokinetic Power Investment

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Senate Climate Action Task Force, today reintroduced legislation that would encourage the research and development of renewable energy generated through waves, currents, ocean tides, and free-flowing water in lakes and rivers, known as marine and hydrokinetic power.

Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Warns Public about Central Maine Real Estate Appraiser...

July 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Professional and Financial Regulation is alerting Maine property owners that the Real Estate Certified Residential Appraiser's license of Scott C. Jones was revoked June 11th following an investigation and hearing by the Maine Board of Real Estate Appraisers. Since the revocation, the Board has received indications that Mr. Jones may be continuing to conduct appraisal work, and may also be committing the same violations of Maine law that led to the revocation.

Snowe, Feinstein, Bingaman Applaud White House Support for Increasing Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) applauded President Obama’s support for provisions in S. 1637, the Expanding Building Efficiency Incentives Act, legislation they sponsored last Congress to encourage energy efficient technology and construction in the existing home, new home, and commercial building markets.

Maine Office of Securities and Attorney General’s Office Announce Action in Real Estate Investment...

March 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Maine Office of Securities and Maine Attorney General’s Office announced that Eric S. Murphy, Jr., formerly of Ellsworth, pled guilty on March 2nd in Hancock County Superior Court to two counts of Class B felony theft by deception in connection with an investment scam Murphy ran to fund his residential construction loan business

GOVENOR’S PRESS OFFICE -MaineHousing’s “Gift of Green” Offers Cash Incentives of Up to $5,500...

Combined with federal tax credits, total incentives for first time buyers can be as high as $15,000. PORTLAND, ME - June 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor John E. Baldacci announced today some good news for first-time homebuyers – and for Maine’s housing market. MaineHousing is starting a new “Gift of Green” homeownership initiative that provides eligible First Home program borrowers with up to $5,500 in financial incentives to purchase a home

Treasurer Lemoine Joins Investors’ Call for a ‘Green Recovery’

Augusta, ME - January 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Maine Treasurer Dave Lemoine joined a group of 43 public and private investors calling upon Congress to include significant funding for energy efficiency, clean energy and clean transportation in the economic stimulus bill being debated this week on Congress.

MaineHousing will use Trust money to expand weatherization efforts

AUGUSTA, ME - January 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — "I am very pleased the Energy and Carbon Savings Trust decided to award us $500,000 to expand our efforts to make homes of low-income Maine residents more energy efficient," MaineHousing Director Dale McCormick said in a statement today.


Maine Real Estate & Development Association Names New President and Announces...

Paul Peck, attorney at Drummond & Drummond and real estate developer with LWS Development LLC is the new president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities.


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