Question One is a BIG GOVERNMENT SCAM
- Creates a shadow-government board with no direct accountability to the taxpayers
- of Maine.
- Violates the Maine Constitution, the U.S. Constitution and federal privacy laws.
- A virtually identical scheme in Illinois has already been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, making the proposal a waste of taxpayer dollars.
- Require EVERY independent home health care worker - even family members providing homecare - to be represented by a State Employee Union and pay mandatory service fees from that Union. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled on June 27, 2018 that such a requirement -- forcing workers into union membership -- is unconstitutional.