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Gov. Janet Mills launched an initiative today to develop a 10-year strategic economic development plan for Maine.
A proposed tax credit aimed at bringing more affordable housing to Maine is headed for a vote in the House and Senate after last week's endorsement by the Taxation Committee.
Some Belfast lobster fishermen told the local Harbor Advisory Committee that they were concerned that dredging for installation of Nordic Aquafarms’ discharge and intake pipes along submerged lands could release mercury in the ocean sediment and
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported it has identified a case of acute hepatitis A virus infection in a Caribou food service worker.
The Maine Department of Labor and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released April workforce estimates for Maine that show the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate estimate for April of 3.3% is little changed from March (3.4%) and last April (3.3
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded 10 grants totaling $981,800 to Maine arts organizations.
The Maine Department of Transportation, the Maine Turnpike Authority, and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation unveiled Wednesday an initiative to revitalize the heavily trafficked Interstate 95 “gateway” to Maine between Kittery and York.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved $158.2 million in funding for energy efficiency initiatives for Maine residents and businesses, which will be administered by the Efficiency Maine Trust from July 1 through June 30, 2022.
A bill that would create a consumer-owned power company to “restore local ownership and control of Maine’s power delivery systems” received strong support from disgruntled ratepayers at Tuesday’s public hearing but was challenged by Central Maine
PORTLAND — Businesses that don't have enough space for outside dining, but have adequate parking can now be part of the pilot "parklet" program.
Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Heather Johnson announced Monday that Charlotte Mace is the department’s new Director of Business Development and Innovation.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $13.8 million to airports in Biddeford, Eastport and Jackman in grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.
Advocates of a proposed tax credit aimed at bringing more affordable housing to Maine made their case this week at a public hearing in Augusta.
The Environmental Protection Agency says Central Maine Power’s permit application now being reviewed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its controversial New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line project is incomplete and needs a “
Portland City Manager Jon Jennings on Wednesday underscored the need for responsible development in Maine's largest city and urged the state to step up and help finance a modern convention center in Portland.
The state is accepting applications for grants under the Maine Farms for the Future program, a competitive grant program that provides farms with business planning assistance and investment support.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency says Central Maine Power’s permit application now being reviewed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its controversial New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line project is incomplete and needs
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, have joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the “Agricultural Export Expansion Act of 2019,” legislation to remove a major hurdle for American farmers and ranchers aiming to sell American agricultural products in the Cuban market. The bipartisan bill would support jobs in Maine and throughout the country by lifting restrictions on private financing for U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba.
Collins and King noted in a recent news release that the 2018 Farm Bill took steps to help American agriculture access the Cuban market by allowing funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture export promotion programs for U.S. agricultural products to be used in Cuba. However, they said, the biggest barrier for producers as they seek access to Cuba is the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act’s prohibition on providing private credit for those exports, which forces Cubans to pay with cash up-front for American-grown food. As a result, American farm goods have become less competitive, and Cuba has turned to other countries that are able to extend credit directly to Cuban buyers for transactions.
The proposed bill would amend the Trade Sanctions and Reform Act to allow for private financing of agricultural exports and level the playing field for American farmers competing in the global market.
Noting that farming continues to be a major economic driver of Maine’s rural communities, Collins and King said the legislation would “open up a significant new export opportunity, without costing the government any money or risking any taxpayer dollars.”