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IMPACT, April 27, 2017 Edition


You will find the April 27, 2017, edition of the Maine State Chamber’s newsletter, IMPACT, posted online as a PDF file at our improved and enhanced website,


  • Measures of Growth 2017 Report: Maine gets ‘Gold Star’ for Air and Water Quality, International Exports; ‘Red Flag’ for R&D Expenditures, Transportation Infrastructure, Working Age Population, and key education benchmarks
  • Maine State Chamber supports bill to improve valuation and appeals process for large industrial facilities
  • Chamber opposes attempt to repeal or weaken performance-based education standards and assessments* Chamber opposes bill to lower exemption amount of estate tax
  • Public Hearings of Interest:
  • Business Day at the Statehouse: Thursday, May 11 | 8:00 a.m. to Noon | Statehouse Hall of Flags (
  • 2017 Regional Business Breakfast Meetings
  • New Legislation of Interest:
  • Legislative posters now available
  • Impaired Driving Summit: Friday, May 19; Husson University;