On November 7, voters will have the chance to expand health care for 70,000 Mainers. As small business owners, we know that when the communities we serve have access to health care, we all do better. Accepting federal money to provide health care for working Mainers is a smart move for the people of this state and makes smart financial sense.
As small business owners, we advocate for policies that promote responsible economic development, environmental stewardship, and investment in community. We are the backbone of Maine’s economy, and we help provide a political voice for Maine’s small business community. We believe that good economic policy works both for small business owners and the customers they serve.
The Maine Small Business Coalition opposes the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA), which the U.S. Senate is currently considering. This bill would make it much harder for federal regulators to improve on federal safeguards and would empower big business lobbyists to tie up the process.
41 million people, more than a third of American workers, don’t have the option of taking a single paid sick day from their jobs. A new bill introduced Wednesday at a State House press conference aims to make things a little easier for workers in Maine.
On Wednesday, nine small business owners from across Maine traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with the state’s congressional delegation and request that they vote to preserve the core of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
On Thursday Maine small business owners shared why they support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and called on the state’s congressional delegation, especially Senator Susan Collins, to reject efforts by President-elect Trump and congressional Republicans to repeal the law.