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Category: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

Sen. Vitelli lauds Senate enactment of workforce bill

Posted: April 03, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Tuesday enacted an amended version of LD 669, a bill that would bolster the Department of Labor’s Competitive...

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”...