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High Unemployment Areas Not Getting Fair Share - Nov. 28, 2017

Maine lawmakers are considering the future of a $12 million tax break program after a state report found the benefits aren't necessarily flowing to the businesses that the law originally targeted. The Portland Press Herald reports that the Pine Tree Development Zone program was intended to provide a tax break to companies that create new jobs in areas with high unemployment. A report reviewed by lawmakers Monday found that many companies benefited without creating new jobs.