MHPC Launches TheMaineWire.com
From: Lance Dutson, The Maine Heritage Policy Center Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Subject: TheMaineWire.com - Maine's New Source for Policy News
December 13, 2011
Today is the big day. We are pleased to announce the launch of our news service - TheMaineWire.com.
We are so excited to jump into the news scene and provide with you a reliable source for the news and information about the policies and policy-makers that affect your life. Every day, there are things that happen under the dome in Augusta and in the communities around us that have an impact on public policy - we're going to bring you those stories, starting now.
There are some great regular features of TheMaineWire.com - including investigative work like this piece on the Maine State Housing Authority that delves deeper into what Executive Director Dale McCormick meant when she said "I look to Bob Dylan" for the answer to a question on building costs.
The Maine Wire will regularly feature a column from M.D. Harmon. His piece this week takes a look at the media - an industry he has been a part of for several decades. Along with his column, M.D. will host a regular video segment called "In Their Own Words" where viewers will get a 5-minute look into the thoughts of legislators and policy leaders.
The Maine Wire will also provide up-to-date news on breaking policy stories, like the clean elections debacle that got Rep. David Burns in trouble, and a preview of the bills that will be considered in the upcoming Legislative session.
We are thrilled to be launching The Maine Wire to bring the state political world to life by engaging the real thought leaders, providing a forum for debate, and showing the real-life impact of the decisions made on our behalf in Augusta.
I hope you'll take a moment to visit the site, and let us know what you think!
Thanks for your support,
Chief Executive Officer
The Maine Heritage Policy Center