Tag Archives: recession

The Baldacci Report Card | Bangor Daily News

The Baldacci Report Card | Bangor Daily News.

25,000 Mainers may lose their jobless benefits | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

25,000 Mainers may lose their jobless benefits | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.

Unemployed Left Waiting | Bangor Daily News

Unemployed Left Waiting – Bangor Daily News.

Extolling the benefits of heating with pellets | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Extolling the benefits of heating with pellets | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Shallow Labor Pool | Bangor Daily News

Shallow Labor Pool – Bangor Daily News.

Maine recession ‘over’ but damage will linger | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine recession ‘over’ but damage will linger | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Maine job rate increase lauded | Bangor Daily News

Maine job rate increase lauded – Bangor Daily News.

Portland offers lots of encouragement to get there from here … on a bicycle | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Portland offers lots of encouragement to get there from here … on a bicycle | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Home sales up in Maine in February | Lewiston Sun Journal

Home sales up in Maine in February | Business | Sun Journal.

Bills to address Canadians working in Maine woods – Bangor Daily News

Bills to address Canadians working in Maine woods – Bangor Daily News.

Maine eyes federal jobs bill

Maine summit seeks

ideas from businesses

 AUGUSTA, Maine — Legislative leaders called on Congress Tuesday to pass another stimulus package featuring tax breaks for small businesses that add employees, investment in infrastructure improvements and additional financial relief for states.

Gov. John Baldacci, meanwhile, held a jobs summit with business leaders from around the state on Tuesday to solicit ideas on steps government can take to help companies and the state grow their way out of the recession.

 “That’s why every one of you gets up every day and it’s certainly before me every single day,” Baldacci told representatives from 80 businesses across the state.

At a midday press conference, Democratic leaders from the House and Senate urged Congress to move forward with a jobs stimulus bill reinvesting money from the federal bailout of financial institutions, known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP.

Click on the link for the rest of today’s story by Kevin Miller of the Bangor Daily News.