Group of Maine lawmakers to examine business regulations

Posted Dec. 21, 2010, at 4:57 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A special legislative committee will work on easing Maine’s business regulatory climate.

The House speaker and Senate president on Monday announced appointments to the Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform.

The 15-member committee has been created to work on the first bill of the new session: An Act to Ensure Regulatory Fairness and Reform. It will work with Gov.-Elect Paul LePage to bring its proposals before the Legislature in hopes of fulfilling campaign promises by LePage.

Senate Majority Leader Jonathan Courtney of Sanford and Rep. Jonathan McKane of Newcastle, both Republicans, will be co-chairmen of the bipartisan committee.