Members of the Maine Small Business Coalition (MSBC) said Question 1 would elevate the voice of small businesses and everyday Mainers in the political process by increasing transparency in elections and limiting the influence that wealthy special interests and large corporations have on politicians.
The Maine Small Business Coalition (MSBC) launched a series of statewide advertisements on local radio, expressing the frustration of small business owners with House Republicans’ insistence on a state budget that cuts taxes for the wealthiest Mainers.
On Monday, the Maine Small Business Coalition held a roundtable discussion in Portland with local small business owners, State Representative Denise Tepler (D-Topsham), and budget analyst Joel Johnson of Maine Center for Economic Policy about state budget proposals being considered by the legislature.
The Maine Small Business Coalition (MSBC) announced its support for the state budget introduced by Democratic legislative leaders in Augusta on Thursday. MSBC leadership argued that Governor LePage's budget, which slashes education and social service programs while cutting taxes for the richest Mainers, would hurt Maine communities and, by extension, Maine small businesses.
Members of the Maine Small Business Coalition joined leaders from the Maine Psychological Association in Bangor to speak out about the importance of health care expansion to Maine’s business community.