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  • This Week in Augusta – 02.11.2016 editionLawmakers are working their way through bills held over from 2015 and new bills referred to various policy committees in 2016 as they approach a Feb. 12 deadline for committees to vote on 60% of the bills in committee.

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  • WHO WILL STAND UP FOR SMALL BUSINESS?This proposal is going the wrong way on the tax burden highway and is likely to collide with efforts to attract good jobs and entrepreneurs.

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  • This Week in Augusta – 01.25.2016 editionThe pace of legislative action continues to move slowly, largely due to a relatively light workload compared to prior “short session” years, when lawmakers typically had 400-600 bills to consider instead of the 300 or so this session.

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  • This Week in Augusta – 01.19.2016 editionMembers of the House debated for hours last Thursday on a proposal to establish a committee to investigate whether a case exists for the impeachment of Gov. Paul LePage.

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  • UNFAIR MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE WILL DESTROY SMALL BUSINESSESThe following remarks may be attributed to NFIB Maine state director, David Clough in response to today's rally calling for an increase to Maine's minimum wage:

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  • This Week in Augusta January 12, 2016Legislators have another light week on their agenda but the House is expected on Thursday to debate a resolution that calls for the impeachment of Gov. Paul LePage. The resolution is expected to receive little support.

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    Maine Small Business Issues

  • 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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