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Market Value of Assets in State Employees Trust Fund

June 2013


June 2012


Source: State of Maine, Bartel Associates Inc.

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News from March 18, 2013

March 18, 2013

Panel delays decision on surcharges for Maine lobster licenses

State and lobster industry officials have said the surcharges are sorely needed to boost marketing of lobsters.

March 18, 2013

Maine 'skills gap' bill gets favorable reviews at hearing

While LD 90 gets broad support, the Committee on Maine's Workforce and Economic Future has not yet identified how the state would pay for the various initiatives.

March 18, 2013

Maine posts 7.3% January unemployment rate

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated 51,700 people in Maine were unemployed in January, down 600 over the year.

March 18, 2013

Obama nominates Justice official to top Labor slot

If confirmed, Thomas Perez would take over several major proposed initiatives, including an overhaul of immigration laws and an increase in the minimum wage.

March 18, 2013

Rowling to British lawmakers: Don't let down hacking victims

Celebrities say a proposed press watchdog must be backed by a new law to give the position real teeth.

March 18, 2013

States crack down on top earners who flee as taxes rise

Families who look to move to a state with no income levies face years of scrutiny as local governments search for revenue.

March 18, 2013

Boston booms as young workers say no to suburbs

 Developers financed with cheap debt are seeking to profit from a growing work force