Advocacy & Communications Publications

LD Lists
Track the legislation pertinent to municipalities. Lists are updated weekly when Legislature is in session.
View LD List (pdf) 

Legislative Bulletin The Bulletin, usually six to eight pages, is published every Friday when the Legislature is in session and contains the following information: The title, sponsor, and a description of new bills of municipal interest; Public Hearing Schedules; articles reporting on the outcome of public hearings and work sessions; and MMA policy positions

Legislative Guide  MMA’s 2023 – 2024 Legislative Guide is designed to assist members by providing important and current information to help the Advocacy & Communications team’s advocacy efforts.

Municipal Issues Paper
For over two decades, the Maine Municipal Association (MMA) has published a version of the Municipal  Issues Paper in gubernatorial election years. The purpose of the Paper is generally three-fold: (1) to provide candidates for the Office of the Governor and the Maine Legislature with background information on MMA’s policy positions and advocacy efforts; (2) to identify legislative issues of municipal interest and importance; and (3) to facilitate pre-election conversations between local officials and candidates for state office.

Federal Issues Paper
MMA’s Federal Issues Paper is prepared annually for Maine’s four-member Congressional delegation. MMA staff solicit input for the paper from MMA membership. The paper apprises the delegation of where Maine’s municipalities stand on federal legislation that affects them.

Fiscal Survey
The Municipal Fiscal Survey is a report on where the money comes from and how it is spent by Maine's municipalities. It is arranged according to population size. The Fiscal Survey is published at unscheduled intervals.

Maine Town & City
Maine Town & City is a monthly magazine sent to more than 4,500 elected and appointed officials and employees of member municipalities and other readers interested in municipal issues.

State Municipal Partnership Programs: Past, Present & Future
This report evaluates systems established in Maine law that fall in the general category of state local partnership programs. For this purpose, a “partnership program” is a state law that compels municipalities to conduct certain activities or provide specific services for the general good, as well as related systems established in law to support or supplement those required activities.

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