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Professor Jeff MaineTax Cuts and American Innovation

By Professor Jeff Maine

I’ve been spending a lot time these days studying the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed in December 2017. It represents one of the most significant overhauls of our tax code in more than three decades. Among the many changes made, the TCJA lowered tax rates for all of us and expanded tax breaks for investments in manufacturing equipment and machinery…

Professor Jeff ThalerHot times: why you should focus on regulations, not courtrooms

By Visiting Professor Jeffrey Thaler

On August 20, 2018 the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Spokane, Washington was 306 – meaning it was not only deemed “hazardous” to residents, but also was more than double the AQIs that day of Beijing, China (81) and Delhi, India (173). The Spokane hazards are due to some of the worst wildfires on record…

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Mike AdamsMaine Law student co-authors new financial guide for Maine veterans

There are currently about 114, 000 veterans in Maine, and Mike Adams is hoping his new Financial Guide for Maine Veterans will be a valuable resource to them all. Mike, a 2L at the University of Maine School of Law, spent his summer working on this guide as the Margaret Chase Smith Intern in the Maine Bureau of Consumer Protection.

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Brook Kolarich ’18 publishes article in the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal

Brook Kolarich, a 2018 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, recently published “Playing with Fire: Drone Incursions into Wildfire Suppression Operations and the Regulatory Challenges to Reducing Their Risks,” in the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal. Her article was initially developed as an independent writing project with Professors Don Zillman and Jeff Thaler.

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