1. AND...IT'S RAINING...AGAIN
Bring your jackets and dress accordingly! It will be a chilly Wednesday for us. Some places may see some scattered showers, but it'll be gray mostly everywhere.
2. NEW MAINE LAW REQUIRES SICK TIME
Governor Mills has signed into law that Maine businesses with more than 10 employees must offer paid sick time. After 120 days at a given workplace, an employee will now earn up to 1 hour for every 40 hours worked.
3. "RED FLAG" BILL
Two senators have worked with the governor and the sportsman's alliance of Maine to come up with an alternative to a so-called 'red flag' bill. this would allow weapons to be temporarily taken away from people in a mental health crisis. The lawmakers say this would minimize risk while the situation is being evaluated.
4. SOUTH PORTLAND THROWS OUT GRANDFATHERED TOBACCO LAW
The city of South Portland has thrown out part of a tobacco law in Maine that grandfathers in young adults under 21 years old. The new law raised the age to buy tobacco to 21 exempted people who were already 18 to 20 years old from the law, but south portland will fine anyone under 21 in possession of tobacco.
5. SUMMER AIR TRAVEL EXPECTED TO BE CROWDED
The Portland Jetport anticipates this summer's air travel to be very congested. A U.S. carriers trade group, says a record 257.4 million people will be in the air sometime between June 1st and the end of August. The Jetport also says the grounding of Boeing planes will contribute to the craziness.