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Category: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

Millett bill to help vocational students get into careers wins committee approval

Posted: February 09, 2017

AUGUSTA — A bill that would help vocational students find good-paying jobs and address a skill shortage in Maine’s workforce cleared an initial...

Millett bill would create training licensure for graduates of tech school plumbing programs

Posted: January 31, 2017

AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, would allow students who study plumbing at a Career and Technical Education school to...

Radio Address: Sen. Bellows says minimum wage raise is good news for New Year

Posted: December 30, 2016

Happy New Year! 2017 brings some good news for working families: On January 7, the new minimum wage law, passed by Maine voters in November, will...

Sen. Bellows to serve on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee

Posted: December 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, has been appointed by the Senate President to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Labor,...

Gerzofsky’s jobs bill earns unanimous, bipartisan Labor Committee support

Posted: February 09, 2016

A measure aimed at attracting large-business investments to Maine received unanimous bipartisan support today in the state’s Labor, Commerce,...

Sen. Gerzofsky’s jobs bill receives public support

Posted: January 12, 2016

AUGUSTA — A measure to attract large economic investments to Maine received initial support today during a public hearing in the state’s Labor,...

SENATE GOP VOTE AGAINST BILL TO SAFEGUARD TAXPAYER DOLLARS

Posted: June 23, 2015

Measure seeks to recoup taxpayer funds abused under New Markets Tax Credit program AUGUSTA – In a party-line vote of 19 to 15, Senate Republicans...

MAINE SENATE REJECTS ANTI-WORKER BILLS

Posted: June 15, 2015

AUGUSTA - Today, the Maine Senate rejected three harmful anti-worker bills that sought to undermine Maine workers’ income and benefits.   Two...

MEASURE TO REMOVE COST BARRIER FOR MAINERS WHO RUN OUT OF OIL HEADS TO GOVERNOR’S DESK

Posted: June 01, 2015

AUGUSTA - The Maine Senate enacted a measure to help save money for Mainers who have run out of oil by allowing an oil delivery driver to “bleed”...

MEASURE TO SUPPORT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AT BRUNSWICK LANDING IS PRESENTED

Posted: May 26, 2015

AUGUSTA - A bill to to increase economic development and provide support for key educational programs at Brunswick Landing was presented before the...