How Maine's Solar Power Boom Could Unintentionally Stunt Adoption Of Climate-Friendly Technologies
It turns out there’s a downside to Maine’s solar power boom — a potential $160 million annual hit for electricity consumers here. And it’s a cost hike that in turn could conceivably slow the state’s efforts to reduce global warming pollution from cars and buildings.
The number of Mainers filing first-time claims for unemployment fell last week after three weeks of increases. But the number, 1,989, is nearly triple the rate at which people were filing unemployment claims in the weeks leading up to the pandemic.
As Postmaster General Louis DeJoy calls for reform, postal workers in Maine and around the country held a day of action on Tuesday to protest recent changes they say have delayed the mail and threatened an American institution.
Businesses Don't Know Whether To Delay Hazard Pay Under Portland's New Provision
Portland employers face a costly dilemma in a dispute over the effective date of a “hazard-pay” boost in the city’s minimum wage. And rather than risk an expensive legal fight they might lose, some are already deciding to pare back staff or hike prices for customers.