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Maine Legislative Republicans Propose Plan to Salvage Tourism Season

(AUGUSTA, ME) – In response to the citizens of Maine, communities, businesses, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Hospitality Maine and other groups, Legislative Republicans are proposing a plan that would help salvage the remainder of Maine’s tourism season. Until now, only residents of New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York are permitted […]

Work With ME Says Gov. Mills’ Massachusetts Snub is Embarrassing

AUGUSTA, MAINE – Members of the group Work With ME are once again expressing frustration at Maine’s reluctance to allow out-of-state visitors in states with favorable COVID-data to enter Maine without restrictions. Currently, Massachusetts and Rhode Island residents are not allowed to visit Maine without cumbersome restrictions. Residents of those states can freely visit other […]

Work With ME Says Plan to Reopen Tourism Will Bring Back Jobs

AUGUSTA, MAINE – Members of the group Work With ME have once again called on Gov. Janet Mills to reconsider its plan to reopen Maine’s tourism businesses to out-of-state guests. With the jobs numbers for May released today, many businesses throughout are still closed for lack of tourists. Numbers show more than 87,000 fewer jobs […]

Work With ME Says Additional Work Needed on Tourism Reopen Plan

Group of lodging industry owners seeking removal of 14-day quarantine regulation for all states AUGUSTA, MAINE – As Governor Janet Mills released an updated plan to reopen Maine’s tourism economy, members of the group Work With ME say it will still devastate Maine’s Summer tourism season. Speaking on behalf of the group, Eben Salvatore, Director […]

Lodging Groups Offer Reasonable Tourism Re-Open Plan

“Work With ME” launches Monday, with hotels looking to remove 14-day quarantine AUGUSTA, MAINE – A group of hotel owners have asked Gov. Janet Mills and her administration to work with them to salvage what is left of the 2020 tourist season. “Work With ME” launched Monday with supporters urging Gov. Mills to eliminate the […]