Maine’s Minimum Wage to Increase to $12.75 Per Hour in 2022

Pursuant to Maine law (Maine statute 26 MRS 664), effective January 1, 2022, the state minimum wage will increase from $12.15 to $12.75 per hour, based on data recently made available by the U.S. Department of Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics. Maine law requires...

Special election set to fill House District 86 seat

Governor Janet Mills and Secretary of State Shenna Bellows signed a proclamation announcing a special election for the Maine House District 86 seat will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2021. This House seat was previously held by Representative Justin Fecteau, R-Augusta,...

Maine Referendum Would Create Hurdle To Consumer-Owned Utility

Opponents of a proposal to replace the state’s privately owned electric companies with a consumer-owned utility have crafted a referendum that could create a new hurdle. Opponents of the proposal to buy out Maine’s two privately held electric utilities are...

State tax revenues continue be higher than anticipated

Maine’s state government had a budget surplus of more than $40 million for the month of August, officials with the governor’s office said. The office of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said the $42.4 million surplus for the month beat expectations by nearly 12 percent....

Democrats, GOP strike deal to redraw Maine’s 151 House districts

Democrats and Republicans struck their first major redistricting deal on Tuesday, when a bipartisan panel released an agreement to redraw the state’s 151 House districts. It is the first set of consensus legislative maps released by the commission. Lawmakers released...