Lawmakers move to take politics out of grant awards

Lawmakers move to take politics out of grant awards

The controversy over a $3 million energy grant that went to a politically-connected group may lead to a new law to subject state and federal grants to a competitive process. On Tuesday, the legislature’s government oversight committee voted unanimously to begin the...
‘Rapid’ probe ordered for green energy group

‘Rapid’ probe ordered for green energy group

The head of the state’s accountability agency promised a legislative committee on Friday to “follow the money” as she investigates the $1.1 million grant that went to a now defunct energy group. The bipartisan Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously to not...
Legislators demand answers from green energy group

Legislators demand answers from green energy group

Legislators grilled staff of the Maine Green Energy Alliance for almost three hours Thursday as the first step in an inquiry of the failed federal stimulus grantee. News reports have detailed recently how the organization founded by a prominent Democratic lawyer got a...