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May 2016 (Final Legislative Session Summary)
  • Session Overview: Don't take this session on face value!
  • A Message from the President...
  • Maine House rejects bill to raise minimum wage now, effectively ending efforts to address policy issue this session
  • Legislature passes $150 million bond package, targeting investments in transportation infrastructure and research and development
  • Tax conformity bill approved by Legislature, signed by Governor
  • Education committee moves Maine's education policy in positive direction
  • 2016 was a quiet year in the LCRED committe
  • Tax haven proposal defeated
  • Governor LePage and Senator Alfond partner on education bills in bipartisan effort to secure Maine's future workforce
  • Legislature defeats sales tax bill that attempted to pierce the corporate veil
  • OPEGA to continue discussions on recommendations to improve economic development evaluation process
  • ConnectME Authority responds to Maine State Chamber Broadband Symposium by proposing new broadband definitions
  • Passed unanimously in both bodies, changes in permitting appeals will help in future development
  • 127th Legislature continues further telecommunications deregulation
  • Several citizen-initiated petitions under consideration
  • Digest of Legislation signed into law this session
        ...and much more.