PRESS RELEASE FROM MAINE HOUSING AUTHORITY

MAINEHOUSING ISSUES $11 MILLION IN EARLY HEATING ASSISTANCE HELP   TRANSFER OF FUNDS HAS ALLOWED THE STATE’S HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE THE FUNDING TO ELIGIBLE HOMES NEARLY A MONTH EARLY   AUGUSTA – MaineHousing Thursday announced it has released $11...

Charlie Summers: A career in HVAC is promising

Today the need for well-trained technicians in HVAC-R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) has never been greater, and these jobs pay well and offer opportunities for advancement and life-long career development. Read the full article here:...

Testimony of In SUPPORT of LD 1637

Testimony of In SUPPORT of LD 1637 LD 1637, An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Provide Funds for Maine To Meet the State’s Carbon Reduction Goals by Supporting the Use of Biofuels” Senator Breen, Representative Pierce, and members of the Appropriations...

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...