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Market Value of Assets in State Employees Trust Fund

June 2013

$160,350,000

June 2012

$139,897,000

Source: State of Maine, Bartel Associates Inc.

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News from November 11, 2013

November 11, 2013

Maine high court dismisses Mars Hill man’s wind turbine complaint

Michael Gosselin of Mars Hill sued Boston-based First Wind over noise from a nearby wind farm.

November 11, 2013

Japan launches full-size floating wind turbine near Fukushima

The new wind farm, 12 miles off the coast, will eventually have 143 floating turbines capable of generating 1000 megawatts of electricity.

November 11, 2013

Changes loom for Maine elver fishery

State regulators are poised to impose catch limits and require swipe-card monitoring of elver sales, while moving ahead with a welfare fraud prevention project aimed at fishermen