Week of May 10, 2021 Public Hearings and Work Sessions

Monday, May 10, 2021 Environment and Natural Resources at 9:00 AM (Public Hearing) LD 1429 An Act To Implement the Most Time-sensitive Recommendations of the Maine Climate Council This bill implements recommendations from the Maine Climate Council LD 1471 An Act To...

Week of May 3, 2021 Public Hearings and Work Sessions

Monday, May 3, 2021 Environment and Natural Resources at 9:00 AM (Public Hearing) LD 1498 An Act To Prevent Increased Heating Fuel, Natural Gas, Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Pricing in Maine by Prohibiting Adoption of Rules Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions This bill...

Can Maine Afford Workers Comp “Reform”?

One of the pending bills on workers’ compensation is the imposition of a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for claims after three years.  It is a classic example of how and why Maine’s laws cripple the state’s economy. On its face, a COLA makes perfect sense.  Costs go...

A Tax on Exhaling – Is it worth $600 million per year?

Over a dozen Maine Legislators have signed on to the Carbon Tax bill (LD 434) that raises taxes on 90% of the energy products that Maine people use. The tax starts at $65 million and would ultimately be around $600 million per year. Why the big tax? To make heating...

Bangor Daily News Expansion Article

MEMA Technical Education Center Expansion “This industry has good-paying job opportunities, but not enough people entering the trade,” said Jamie Py, president, Maine Energy Marketers Association. “PGANE’s grant will help MTEC year-after-year produce certified...

Hometown Hero Video – Watch now!

Hometown Hero Scott from C.N. Brown Scott’s story reminds us to appreciate the folks that are out on the road day to day, working the overtime to make sure our homes are heated and comfortable year...