AUGUSTA, Maine — The Democratic-led Maine Legislature has endorsed A primary-in-the-nation invoice Which might shift some recycling and waste disposal prices from native taxpayers to producers of exhausting-to-recycle packaging supplies.
The invoice, from Rep. Nicole Grohoski, D-Ellsworth, is backed by environmental pursuits and the cities and cities Which might draw from A mannequin new fund to bolster recycling packages, however enterprise teams argue That it will enhance The prices of important items, collectively with groceries.
It is Amongst The numerous landmark funds of the 2021 legislative session and has been The primeic of heavy lobbying. The administration of Gov. Janet Mills signed off on modifications to the invoice, collectively with A quick lived exemption for companies beneath $5 million in annual income, however she has since indicated considerations about how the invoice handles disposal prices.
“The primary state To Do this Should do it properly and this legal guidelines Isn’t that,” said House Minority Chief Kathleen Dillingham, R-Oxford. “This invoice ought to give us all pause.”
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Michael Shepherd joined the Bangor Daily Information in 2015 after three years as a reporter On the Kennebec Journal. A Halloproperly native who now lives in Augusta, he graduated from the College of Maine in…
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