In Maine, far too many labor violations go unreported. Maine workers deserve recourse against these violations, but until our leaders in Augusta establish legal protections for whistleblowers, bad employers will continue to hold all the power. Mainers For Working Families supports LD 1691: An Act To Enhance Enforcement of Employment Laws.
Offering pre-kindergarten classes statewide is one of the top education priorities of the new administration of Gov. Janet Mills, despite a hefty cost in the range of $40 million per year and questions about whether all schools have the space to house that many 4-year-olds.
Education advocates who have long supported pre-K say just expanding the existing programs scattered around the state would be a big step forward. Read the full article in the Portland Press Herald