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ME State Chamber of Commerce: Legislative Week Ahead 3/27-3/31, 2017

Don’t miss The Legislative Week Ahead this week!

A new episode of our Legislative Week Ahead is now posted online at  This video snapshot of our most critical legislative issues provides our members with a weekly video forecast of the wide variety of issues facing lawmakers in Augusta during the upcoming week. Our Advocacy team breaks down the issues and what they mean to your business.

LCRED committee to hold day-long hearings on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, regarding restoration of the “tip credit” and bills to address the minimum wage referendum.

On Wednesday, April 5, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Room 208 of the Cross State Office Building, the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development (LCRED) will hold public hearings on a number of bills that seek to restore the “tip credit” used by restaurateurs, and on bills to modify or reverse the changes made to Maine’s minimum wage law as a result of the citizens’ initiated referendum of this past fall.
Each of these bills attempts, in some way, to make changes to Maine’s new minimum wage standards. We at the Maine State Chamber know that the increase in our minimum wage will impact different businesses in different ways. We would urge any concerned business owner to attend the public hearing and express your opinions to the committee on the impact of these changes – now and into the future – on you and your employees.