Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Governor’s Fourth and Fifth Vetoes of the Session Sustained - Last week,…more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. On May 7th, the full Senate voted to confirm Governor LePage’s nomination of Tim…more
A new version of Form I-9 was released by USCIS on March 8, 2013. Employers were required by law to begin using the new version of Form I-9 effective immediately, but USCIS gave employers a 60-day grace period to implement the…more
After being taken to task by states and its own Inspector General for lack of final guidance on Vapor Intrusion, EPA has just released draft guidance documents for hazardous substances and petroleum products for comment. The…more
In This Issue: Legislature Enters Final Stretch; Appropriators Receive Bad News Regarding Revenue Forecast; Tax Reform Proposal Officially Rolled Out; Major Initiatives of the Governor Topic of Debate...
A bipartisan group of 11 legislators have proposed an overhaul of Maine’s tax system, including major changes to the individual and corporate income tax, property tax, sales tax, and estate tax…more
Major Tax Reform Proposal Starts to Take Shape -
This week, the Maine media reported that Senator Woodbury is leading a bipartisan effort to draft a major tax reform proposal. This proposal will likely propose changes to…more
On April 17, 2013, DEP posted to public comment proposed changes to its Chapter 130, Solvent Cleaning Regulation. The proposed changes would expand the applicability of the regulation from covering “solvent cleaning machines”…more
A quiet week in Augusta. The House and Senate did not meet and only five Committees met to work on legislation. When the Legislature returns next week, there will be less than two months to go until the statutory adjournment…more
A packaging company in Dudley, MA has agreed to pay $484,900 in penalties to settle EPA claims that the company violated numerous federal and state regulations. The violations occurred at the company’s liquid and aerosol…more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House...
...Governor LePage’s second veto of the 126th Legislature was sustained…more
This week, Governor LePage vetoed two bills: LD 49, An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Payment of Fees to Registers of Deeds, and LD 272, An Act to Reduce Youth Cancer Risk. These were the first vetoes of the 126th Legislature…more
In This Issue:
- Appropriations Committee Continues to Hear Biennial Budget
- Governor Turns Pension Debate into Call for Action on Hospital Repayment Plan (Ya Mon!)
- Legislature Moves Quickly on Bill to Raise…more
On March 20, 2013, the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued a decision in State v. Guay, holding that the defendant’s unlawful operation of a solid waste facility or septic system can result not just in civil fines, but also in…more
In This Issue:
- Governor Does Not Act on Veto Threat
- Appropriations Committee Continues Public Hearings on Biennial Budget
- Governor Explores Medicaid Expansion
- Legislature Gets a Snow Day
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