Business Licensing and Regulation Cost Saving Ideas

Welcome to the “Cost Savings Ideas” website of Governor Paul LePage. Here, you are invited to share your ideas for promoting cost savings in Professional and Financial Regulation, Efficiency Maine, Public Advocate, Public Utilities Commission, Worker’s Compensation Board, and other related agencies.

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  1. The Agriculture et al committee may recommend hemp legislation with an aim of growing our government.

    The hemp legalization recommendation will be including license fees, applications and regulations. It shouldn't be called legalization. It's political blackmail. A license for growing an agricultural crop? Will we start licensing potatoes? If hemp should be legalized, it shouldn't enlarge government in the process and help our taxes grow. We need hemp but we don't need more government inhibiting our good work and effort. It should be simple - make it legal.

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    • Reduce the Paperwork and Cost to Start a Business

      Simplify the paperwork. Make it clear on the state's website. Have a single link and a single cost to establish an LLC, Corporation, Partnership, etc...

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      • Reform the Maine Liquor Commission

        Why can't the Maine Liquor Commission be reformed to make Maine competitive with NH. They want to create a "Investigator" to go after free trade. If they were to adjust pricing the public would buy in Maine. Does anyone think NH sells for a loss? They make Millions and more each year. Get competitive Maine!

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        • I lost my business because Sanford is NOT business owner friendly.

          Sanford makes it extremely difficult for small businesses to be accommodating to the customers on the most basic levels. Parking on the street is discourage, unlike the tourist towns of Kennebunk or Kennebunkport. Not even handicap spaces are readily available on Main St., discouraging patrons from walking from shop to shop, inviting tourists to join us and enjoy the small businesses and what they have to offer, as they do in all tourist locations. Springvale has an abundance of summer visitors that wonder into town from the lakes, but feel unwelcome to stop, walk, experience and shop. It's killing down…

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            Sanford has recent become a certified business friendly community.
            If there are problems, one can contact DECD at 207-624-9800 or the “Business Answers” hotline at 1-800-872-3838.

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