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    February 26, 2010

    Economic report gives Maine two gold stars, four red flags

    A comprehensive measure of Maine’s economic pulse has found the state is making progress in many areas, falling behind in a few more and treading water in some key indicators that compare it to the rest of the nation.The Maine Economic Growth Council, a program of the Maine Development Foundation, released its “Measures of Growth 2010” report Feb. 25 at a Statehouse news conference. The report measures progress,…

  • Published
    February 16, 2010

    Eight favor longevity pay for state workers, none oppose

    About 100 state workers turned out Feb. 11 in support of a bill that would restore longevity pay to senior state employees.Maine Senate President Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell, D-Vassalboro, sponsored the measure, LD 1594, that was heard by the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee. Eight people spoke in favor of the measure and no one spoke against it.Mitchell said she was aware that the 10,000-member Maine State …

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