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Save the Date

The Maine Forest Products Council cordially invites our members to the 63rd Annual Membership Meeting! Join us at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sunday & Monday, the 17th & 18th of September. The event will start on Sunday evening at 6:00pm with a BBQ-style buffet and happy hour. Monday morning will begin with an …

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2023 Annual MFPC Golf Tournament

Most of you probably already know this, but Maine Forest Products Council held its annual golf tournament on Thursday, July 13th. It would be an understatement to call it a success. We had a whopping twenty-eight teams representing thirty-one companies and organizations show up to compete. For those of you who missed the festivities, let’s …

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Legislative Update – June 23, 2023

Surprise! The legislature will not adjourn on June 20th as originally scheduled and will continue the session into next week. Many bills are still on the docket for debate. The Appropriations Committee needs to finalize the Part II Budget, the Transportation Committee needs to review the Highway Fund, and the Judiciary Committee needs to review …

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Legislative Update – June 9, 2023

This week, several committees met to finish their assignments and prepare their requests for bills to be carried over into the next session. The Appropriations Committee continues to work on the Part II budget and then will review bond requests.   LD 1964, “An Act to Implement Recommendations of the Commission to Develop a Paid Family …

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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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