Bills Would Repeal Maine’s Plastic-Bag Ban

The Legislature passed a law two years ago to ban the use of those bags, in order to protect the environment and reduce roadside litter, Maine became one of the first states in the country to do this. That law was supposed to take effect in April 2020, but was delayed...

read more

Opportunity for Comment

Clean Water State Revolving Fund Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Draft Amended Intended Use Plan Comment deadline: February 26, 2021 In compliance with the requirement in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, Section 606(c) to provide for public review and comment, the...

read more

OSHA PROPOSES NEW HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released its new proposed rule to conform its Hazard Communication Standard(HCS) to the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Revision 7. This rule has been...

read more

Maine’s Gubernatorial Election

The next election for governor in Maine is nearly two years away, but the race is already taking shape as contenders and their supporters begin winding up their campaigns. No one has formally declared their candidacy yet, but speculation of both Democrat Governor...

read more

FMCSA EXTENDS EMERGENCY DECLARATION TO MAY 31

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended its Emergency Declaration related to the COVID-19 national emergency through May 31, 2021. Under the Emergency Declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in support of relief...

read more

State of Maine Renewable Energy Goals Market Assessment

The Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) has prepared a ten-year Renewable Energy Goals Market Assessment. This study, as required by statute, provides important information and assesses the renewable energy market and its ability to meet the state’s clean energy...

read more
Fuel Your Love 2021!

Fuel Your Love 2021!

February 12th  was the kick-off of our annual “Fuel Your Love” campaign! This is year six and we are proud to report, one of our most successful years!  The following MEMA members delivered heating fuel, at no cost, to some of their customers   Augusta Fuel...

read more

Tax Conformity Update

The $2 Trillion federal CARES Act, passed by Congress in late December included several provisions to lessen the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employers and businesses. In order for Maine to benefit from this relief, Maine must adjust its tax code to...

read more

Mills Administration Proposes PPP Compromise

On Tuesday last week, the Mills Administration offered a solution to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) tax conformity issue that would extend full state tax relief to more than 99 percent of Maine businesses that received PPP. The proposal would match the Federal...

read more