Versant Power is installing new metering equipment for all residential, small, and medium commercial customers. New meters will:
Taxation committee votes to expand Maine Educational Opportunity Tax Credit to help more students pay off loan debt
On Wednesday, January 27, the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation voted 11-0 “ought to pass as amended” on LD 798, An Act to Improve the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit. Sponsored by Sen. Matthew Pouliot (R-Kennebec), the bill sa amended simplifies the current Educational Opportunity Tax Credit.
Here we go again. Two more commentaries beating the anti-business drum, one promoting higher taxes and another questioning the value of tax incentives for businesses. It’s like the movie “Groundhog Day.”
On Tuesday, January 18, the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation held its first meeting of the Second Regular Session of the 130th Maine Legislature. The committee met for the purpose of reviewing reports completed by the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability (OPEGA). The committee reviewed OEPGA’s reports on the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program (BETR), the Business Equipment Tax Exemption (BETE) and the Maine Capital Investment Credit (MCIC). OPEGA completed these reviews in February 2020.
State and Local Government committee holds public hearing on legislation that would hurt 5G expansion in Maine
On Wednesday, January 19, the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government as a public hearing on LD 383, An Act Concerning Small Wireless Facilities in Maine. This bill was introduced as a concept draft by Rep. Sophia Warren (D-Scarborough) more than a year ago. An amendment was introduced on Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours before the public hearing. The Maine State Chamber of Commerce submitted testimony in opposition to LD 383.