Economy

When it comes to reopening our economy and rebuilding it, we need to do so safely and smartly. Our economy should be rebuilt to ensure that our middle class and working Mainers are supported and able to thrive. Small business are the lifeblood of Maine’s economy and it is our duty to support them.

With the newly formed economic rebuilding task force and an extensive road map provided by Gov. Mills 10-year strategic economic development plan, we will also be hard at work implementing policies that create jobs and support local industries. Mainers are willing to work, and we deserve secure, good-paying jobs that support our families, strengthen our communities and grow our economy.

Mainers are willing to work, and we deserve secure, good-paying jobs that support our families and strengthen our economy.

This year my colleagues and I supported Maine workers by creating a paid time off program at any organization with more than 10 employees, enacting commonsense reforms to the Workers’ Compensation program and adding protections to prevent the wage theft that happens when employees are asked to work more hours without pay. I’m also incredibly proud we passed a bill that puts policies in place to help shrink the gender pay gap.

Beyond supporting our workers, we also invested in our future workforce, taking steps to better train the next generation, helping adults finish their education and easing the licensing measures and other barriers that prevent many from starting and advancing in their careers. It is so important that we support our industries and each other.

Our economy should be rebuilt to ensure that our middle class and working Mainers are supported and able to thrive
rep. Tiffany Roberts

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