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Retooled Call Center Bill Advances

| April 8, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have advanced a bill that seeks to encourage companies to keep call centers in Maine by penalizing them if they relocate them overseas. In a 77-67 vote on Tuesday, the Democratic-led House approved an amended version that would soften the penalties proposed in the original bill. The Senate endorsed […]

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Solar Power Rebates Debated

| March 20, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine residents would have access to rebates for solar power systems on their homes under a bill moving forward in the Legislature, but the idea continues to receive significant resistance from Republican Gov. Paul LePage. The Democratic-controlled Senate endorsed the bill with a 22-12 vote on Thursday. It would re-establish the […]

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New Brunswick Forest Industry to Gain Access to 20 Per Cent More Crown Wood

| March 12, 2014

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick is going to allow its forestry industry to harvest an additional 660,000 cubic metres of wood a year. Natural Resources Minister Paul Robichaud says the 20 per cent increase will bring the total to about 3.9 million cubic metres of spruce and fir, enough to add 500 new jobs. Robichaud and […]

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UMaine Cuts

| March 7, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The University of Maine System will cut up to 165 jobs in the coming year and the number could grow because of additional cuts that are under consideration, Chancellor James Page told state lawmakers Friday. The university system is already facing a $36 million shortfall but another $9 million could be […]

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NMDC Awarded Economic Development Funding

| September 26, 2013

The Economic Development Association has awarded the Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) $200,000 to support the development of a Biomass Clean Tech Manufacturing Cluster Strategic Plan to advance the design and manufacture of biomass heating appliances in Northern Maine. The project will lead to job creation through expansion of business opportunities and business expansion in […]

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