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MMTA seeks member support to save Sappi’s Somerset Mill

Due to the inability of endangered Atlantic salmon and other sea-run fish to pass through Brookfield Renewable’s Shawmut Dam in Fairfield, the state DEP plans to deny certification as part of the dam relicensing effort. Removing the Shawmut Dam would likely result in the closure of nearby Sappi’s Somerset Mill. Today, MMTA sent a letter […]

Self-Driving Trucks – Who is Liable?

Legal Alert from MG+M The Law Firm Autonomous vehicle technologies, including full self-driving automobiles as well as simpler driver assist systems, are becoming more prevalent across the country. Most, if not all, new passenger cars come equipped with at least some form of autonomous technology including automatic cruise control, lane departure controls, and anti-collision warning […]

Vaccine mandate might affect healthcare industry

On August 12, Governor Mills announced that healthcare workers across the state must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment by October 1. What does this mean for MMTA members? Potentially, the healthcare system, as we know it, would be understaffed if healthcare workers choose to seek alternative employment in lieu of getting […]

Maine Turnpike Authority poised to increase tolls on November 1st

The Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) has wrapped up its public hearings to get input on their proposed toll increase totaling $17.3M set to take effect on November 1, 2021. For more information and for the specifics of the increase, you can view the MTA’s Board resolution and press release outlining the current proposal as well […]

Maine Motor Transport Hires Communications Coordinator

P R E S S   R E L E A S E FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Parke, President (207) 623-4128 July 26, 2021 Augusta, ME – July 26, 2021 – Maine Motor Transport Association hired Torrey Sheafe as Communications and Marketing Coordinator. Sheafe brings with him over twenty years of experience marketing and […]

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Letter to the editor: Mills should veto L.D. 1711, help protect Maine businesses from unfair lawsuits

The Legislature’s vote to deputize private attorneys as labor law enforcers “for hire” is an unnecessary, litigious and complicated shift in Maine’s approach to enforcing worker protection laws. Gov. Mills should veto L.D. 1711 and help Maine avert a crisis of new employment lawsuits that further downgrades our state’s abysmal reputation as a place to create jobs. […]