Maine Small Business Issues


  • Expanded Workplace ControlNFIB is fighting to defeat various attempts to expand reasons an employee may demand time off from work, including months of unpaid leave, as well as fighting against restrictions on screening employees who might pose a financial risk to a business.

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  • Higher TaxesNFIB is working to defeat efforts to increase the income tax on “wealthy” individuals and couples. The definition of “wealthy” varies by proposal but includes small business owners with as low as $150,000 taxable income.

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  • State Fiscal Policy ReformNFIB is working to educate lawmakers on the need for spending reform at the state and municipal levels, so that any tax reform enacted does not make excessive spending a bigger problem, and educating lawmakers on the importance of more private sector jobs and business investment as a critical component of fiscal policy.

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  • $12 Minimum Wage & IndexingNFIB is gearing up for a fight against a citizens’ initiative to raise the minimum wage to $12 by 2020, index for automatic yearly increases starting in 2021, and gradually increase the tipped employee minimum to match the match the minimum for all workers by 2024.

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  • Health CareNFIB will monitor the implementation of the new health care reform.

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  • Increasing NFIB's Influence in GovernmentNFIB/Maine is proud to have helped elect small business people, including Governor LePage, to various levels of authority in state government.

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