Logging Investigation 

Maine’s logging industry is taking some hits following a state review of hiring practices.At issue is the hiring of Canadian loggers in Northern Maine.The governor’s office announced on Thursday that the Attorney General’s office is taking action in one case and numerous other complaints have been lodged with the U.S. Department of Labor.Among the concerns is that some companies hiring Canadians do not appear to have a permanent physical presence in the state as required for those seeking foreign labor certification.Baldacci says the global recession has put a strain on Maine loggers, and that the state must ensure that they’re not illegally blocked from logging jobs that go to Canadians.