MTA: Government Affairs Update – June 12, 2017

Maine Senate takes first step to reinstate tip credit, Senate and House defeat local option tax, President’s Message: “A glimmer of hope for referendum reform in the waning days of the session…”

MTA June 5, 2017: Budget Update, Forest City Dam Update, Paid Sick Leave, Water Extraction, Grocery Stores/Holiday Hours

INSIDE IMPACT…
* Letter to the Editor: Maine should heed Connecticut lesson on tax surcharge
* Close House vote for local option tax bill
* House approves tax haven legislation along party lines

MTA May 30, 2017: Future of Ranked-choice Voting, Maine Turnpike Authority Proposal Soundly Rejected, Committees Wrap Up Work, Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee Continues Deliberations

INSIDE IMPACT…
* Tax increase places Maine at both a regional and national disadvantage in recruiting and retaining professionals the state needs
* Senate rejects paid sick leave bill
* Regulate to expand broadband while guarding privacy

MTA: Future of Ranked-choice Voting, Maine Turnpike Authority, Minimum Wage Bill, Committees Wrap Up Work, Marijuana Legalization Implementation

MTA: Car Rental Sales Tax, Single-use Plastic Bag/Polystyrene Containers, Grocery Stores/Holiday Hours, Maine Turnpike Authority, Minimum Wage…Take Two

The Energy, Utilities and Technology committee will hear LD 1610, An Act To Protect Privacy of Online Customer Personal Information, this week. In response to federal action, this bill deals with internet privacy and advertising and the definition of privacy.