This Week in Augusta – 03.01.2016 editionHearings are winding down. Work sessions are nearly completed. And, big issues such as tax conformity remain unresolved. Meantime the list of legislative candidates in the June primary is growing. Legislators who intend to run again have to file their petitions by March 15 (except for non-party candidates – independents – who have until June 1).
Workers’ Compensation BattlesNFIB is working to protect business owners from renewed attempts by labor unions and their trial lawyer friends to advance legislation that would raise the cost of benefits and inject more disputes over the settlement of injury claims. Maine ranked 4th highest in the nation for the 2009-2012 increase in benefit costs per $100 of covered wages.