Rep. Gilbert to serve on national committee on labor and economic development

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AUGUSTA – Rep. Paul Gilbert, D-Jay, will serve on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Labor and Economic Development Committee.

The appointment was made by Speaker of the House Mark Eves.

“I am very proud to serve on this committee,” said Gilbert. “I look forward to sharing ideas and practices concerning labor issues with legislators from other states.”

The Labor and Economic Development Committee covers state and federal issues related to labor, employment, workforce, economic development, international trade and cultural affairs. It is one of the NCSL’s standing committees that educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns and serves as a forum for state legislators and legislative staff to learn about and share information regarding programs and initiatives in other states.

NCSL is a national organization that serves the interests of state legislatures by providing states support, ideas, and connections for policy and effectiveness.

Gilbert is serving his fourth term in the Maine House and represents Jay, Livermore Falls and part of Livermore. He serves on the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee.

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