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Database of legislators’ sources of income launched

Database of legislators’ sources of income launched

For citizens who want to understand how the state legislature works, the new database application “Making Connections: A Guide to Maine Legislators’ Private and Public Interests” can help identify the private financial interests of lawmakers and their families.

Center wins top New England journalism award for second year in a row

Center wins top New England journalism award for second year in a row

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting won a 2015 “Publick Occurrences Award” – yes, that’s how it’s spelled – from the New England Newspaper & Press Association for Naomi Schalit’s story, “LD 1750: A study in how special interests get their way in the Maine Legislature.

Center stories hit the airwaves

Two of the Center's recent stories were featured on Maine radio news programs this past week. Senior Reporter John Christie was interviewed by MPBN's Mal Leary for an...