Pine Tree Development Zones fail to create quality jobs in areas of need
As part of a multiyear review of business tax credits, the state’s government accountability office reported today that the Pine Tree Development Zone (PTDZ) program does not live up to its promise of creating good jobs in higher unemployment areas.
Testimony in Opposition to LD 65 “An Act To Ensure the Right To Work without Payment of Dues or Fees to a Labor Union as a Condition of Employment” and LD66 “An Act To Prohibit Public Employers from Acting as Collection Agents for Labor Unions”
A prosperous future for Maine and a robust economy requires more middle-wage jobs with good benefits and working conditions that are compatible with family life. Maine cannot […]
Testimony in Opposition to Three Bills to Alter the Minimum Wage Law Passed by Voters in November 2016
Seven states have already removed the special exemption from minimum wages known as the “tip credit” (Alaska, California, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Washington). Federal Earnings data show […]
Testimony in Support of LD 895 An Act To Help Maine Manufacturing and LD 956 An Act To Establish the Maine Buy America and Build Maine Act
We urge to the committee to support this legislation, which would help preserve good-paying manufacturing jobs in Maine and elsewhere in the United States by helping our […]