The latest in a series of reports, authored by the national Alliance for a Just Society, on the divide between what Maine workers need to earn to afford basic necessities and what available jobs in Maine actually pay was released today.
The Maine Council on Aging (MCOA)—made up of over 30 organizations working to ensure the well-being of Maine’s older adults—announced its support today of a package of legislative proposals presented by Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, Mark Eves.
Five Maine small businesses would receive a total of $471,571 in federal Value Added Producer Grants from the USDA. Funding for the program has risen dramatically—from $15 million to $63 million over five years—thanks to Pingree’s successful efforts to have an increase included in the 2014 Farm Bill.
This afternoon, President Obama updated the nation on two issues that he’s been monitoring closely over the past several days — America’s military operations in Iraq, and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.
Speaking first on Iraq, the President noted the progress the U.S. has made in carrying out “targeted military operations” in the country:
During a campaign stop to improve the image of Gov. Paul LePage, Republican Governors Association Chair Gov. Chris Christie visited C&L Aviation in Bangor. The company was able to expand thanks, in part, to the work of U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud.
Cutler wants to eliminate Board of Environmental Protection
August 20th, 2010 · Filed under: Capitol news · No Comments
At the August 19, 2010 meeting of the Board of Environmental Protection, Senate President Libby Mitchell testified in favor of proposed rules that will limit children’s exposure to bisphenol-A, also known as BPA.
During a “citizen hearing” today in Portland, local health experts, marine fisheries experts, clean energy leaders and conservation advocates, highlighted the public health and economic benefits of the EPA’s new carbon pollution standards for power plants, and urged Maine’s elected leaders, including Senators Collins and King to pledge support for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. They also highlighted how the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has helped grow Maine’s clean energy economy.