Sunday, December 20, 2009

Maine businesses are fed up with Maine government!

From a December 15 story

"The Kennebec Journal in Augusta quotes David Clough of the National Federation of Independent Businesses as saying that many business owners are afraid to speak out, especially those who are having trouble with a regulatory agency."

I'm guessing that the Maine Department of Labor is one of those regulatory agencies Maine businesses want "regulatory streamlining" of. 

I'm going to try to contact Clough at NFIB. I found his contact information in a story on TABOR (Taxpayer Bill of Rights). Though 79 percent of businesses support TABOR, it was defeated by taxpayers this past fall at the polls.

Maybe I'll contact the U.S. Department of Labor also. When the state of Maine refused to comply with Federal Labor Standard Law of 1938, jipping sixty-six probation officers of their overtime pay, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that they couldn't sue the state. Here's information about Alden v. Maine in 1999.  And at the Oyez Project you can listen to arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court case, ALden v. Maine!

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