Small Business Issues


  • The 2023 legislative session is under way. Legislators pre-filed 2,123 ideas for legislation and state agencies submitted another 90, which will result in about 2,000 bills being actually printed. Here are some of the challenges facing Maine small business owners that NFIB will be working on. Details will be added as the session progresses. Maine Legislative Challenges in 2023 Read Full Article
  • NFIB 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. Workers' Compensation Battles Read Full Article
  • NFIB 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. State Fiscal Policy Reform Read Full Article
  • NFIB is fighting against a move to impose restrictions on the use of flexible scheduling by retail businesses and dictate union-like rules on benefits for part-time workers and use of temporary staffing services. Scheduling Restrictions Read Full Article
  • NFIB continues to press for more focus on broadly attracting business investment, stimulating job growth, improving economic performance, building a better business climate, and increasing the number of pro-business legislators. The recent debate over allowing businesses faster depreciation – that detractors labeled a “tax giveaway” – illustrates the challenge of uninformed legislators. Economic Growth Climate Read Full Article
  • NFIB 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. $12 Minimum Wage & Indexing Read Full Article
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