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Blog Archive: March 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

SMMC Supports L680 for Creating a Task Force to Look at a 4-Year Technical High School in Maine

March 12, 2021

In Support of LD 680- An Act to Reestablish the Task Force To Study the Creation of a Comprehensive Career and Technical Education System

The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber proudly supports the passage of this emergency legislation to create a task force to study the creation of a comprehensive Career and Technical Education system.  Beyond the importance of the concept itself, which we believe the business community as a whole overwhelmingly recognizes the importance of, we would like to stress our support for the emergency passage of this bill.  

 

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Maine State Chamber: Supplemental Budget Bill Finally Passes House and Senate with Full Conformity on PPP Loans, Study on FDII

March 12, 2021

From a Maine State Chamber E-mail Alert on March 12, 2021

Supplemental Budget Bill Finally Passes House and Senate with Full Conformity on PPP Loans, Study on FDII

Vote secures $100 million for 28,000 businesses across state

Late Thursday night, the Supplemental Budget bill was finally passed, and is now on Governor Mills’ desk.

In votes of 139-1 in the Maine House of Representatives, and by unanimous vote in the Maine State Senate, lawmakers agreed to full conformity at $100 million on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans taken as a result of the pandemic by tens of thousands of Maine businesses from around the state.  On behalf of the Chamber’s members, we would like to thank the Administration, Democrats, and Republicans for their bipartisan work to secure this outcome.

Passage of the supplemental budget bill on an emergency basis is extremely important to the 28,000 businesses across the state that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic

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