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Legislative Update – June 2, 2023

This week, the legislature was quickly working to wrap up committee work with only 3 weeks remaining in the session. Committees are reviewing their list of bills they want to carry over into next year’s session. The Appropriations Committee is working on the Part II budget and negotiating final details. This week in the legislature …

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Legislative Update – May 26, 2023

Here’s a look at highlights of the bill’s we engaged on this week in Augusta. In the ACF Committee there was a work session on Wednesday for LD 1849, “An Act to Ensure Fair and Timely Payment in the Harvesting of Wood Products.” Senator Jackson presented an amendment to the bill, approved by PLC, that states all …

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Legislative Update – May 19, 2023

Keeping everything in perspective this week, the most important news is that Deputy Director Krysta West had an 8lbs. 6 oz baby boy named William James West on Tuesday. We wish them well while Krysta is out on leave.  The legislature is working diligently to finish committee work by next Friday the 26th. Committees will vote …

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Maine’s SFI Implementation Committee Wins Award

SFI Coordinator, Patrick Sirois, accepted the 2023 SFI Implementation Committee Achievement Award this week during the SFI Annual Conference in Vancouver, Canada. Our state chapter was recognized for outstanding work in fostering community engagement by strengthening the connections between sustainable forests, thriving communities, and responsible purchasing. Read more about the conference and award here.

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