DOE Sets Aside $61 Million for Biofuels RD&D

Yesterday, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced $61.4 million for technologies that produce low-cost, low-carbon biofuels. Biofuels are derived from renewable resources and can power heavy-duty vehicles that are difficult to electrify with current...

Legislative Update

The Legislature may have adjourned last week, however, because they passed a joint order allowing the committees to continue to hold public hearings and work sessions, Committee work is being done fast and furious.    Bills of Interest MEMA reviews and monitors...

Maine Proposal to Increase Apprentice Wages Moves Ahead

Maine’s Labor and Housing Committee has approved a proposal designed to increase wages for apprentices.   The Maine Apprenticeship Program facilitates training and education to help fill gaps in the state’s workforce.   Democratic State Sen. Joe Rafferty of...

Voter ID Requirement Bills

The Maine Legislature is being asked to pass voter ID as a way to increase confidence in elections- this time following the controversies of 2020.    Maine already requires people to show proof of who they are and where they live when they register to vote. But...

4.5 Legislative Update

Maine Democrats Pass $8.3 Billion Two-Year Budget Democrats in the Maine Legislature used their majority status to pass an $8.3 billion two-year state budget Tuesday. Democrats hold majorities in the House and Senate and used that electoral strength to pass what they...