Passage of LD 1913 hurts the backbone of the Maine economy – Maine’s workers. LD 1913, passed this afternoon in the House of Representatives, harming severely injured workers in order to line the pockets of the insurance industry.  The legislature voted 75-71 to side with business over the working person.

LD 1913 will cap workers compensation benefits at ten years for the vast majority of severely injured workers moving forward, even if they cannot earn a living due to their injuries.  This follows votes in the legislature which have hurt egg workers at the former Decoster Egg Farm and childcare workers.  Yesterday, the legislature again stepped on middle class workers by allowing changes in the unemployment insurance rules that are in place to protect people when they have lost their job through no fault of their own.

Governor LePage and his legislative allies have worked hard this session to make it as difficult as they can for working Maine families. Instead of focusing on creating jobs or stimulating the economy this administration continues to bully the legislature and harm the people of Maine.