Daily Catch

Daily Catch 1/22/15: Portland, Climate Change, and Pies


State of the City: Portland Edition

Last night, Portland Mayor Michael Brennan delivered his state of the city address.  Brennan announced plans to bring fiber-optic broadband to the city, and his intention to refocus development in the city along Forest Avenue.  The mayor hoped that building housing in that area of the city could alleviate homelessness while retaining Portland’s historic downtown.

Senate Makes History

In votes held yesterday in D.C., the U.S. Senate voted 98-1 that climate change is real and not a hoax.  The Senators failed to endorse an amendment claiming that human activity was responsible for climate change.

In Cased You Missed It

Check out MHPC CEO Matt Gagnon’s latest article where he explains why the economy is more like a garden than a pie.

About Nathan Strout

Nathan Strout

Nathan Strout is a Development Associate with The Maine Heritage Policy Center as well as a staff writer for The Maine Wire. Born and raised in Portland, Strout is a graduate of Eastern University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies.