Public forums will serve as an opportunity for residents in Senate District 1 to learn more about legislative accomplishments, share concerns, and talk about the issues
AUGUSTA – Now that the legislative session of the 125th Maine Legislature is complete, Senator Dawn Hill is offering a series of community forums to update residents about the work result from the Legislature.
“It is always important to keep an open connection between my work at the State House in Augusta and what it means for the people, businesses, and interests that I am elected to represent,” said Senator Hill.
Senator Hill added that because of her position as the only Senate Democratic member on the Appropriations Committee (AFA), which is responsible for the state’s finances, her time was primarily spent addressing the state’s budget. This session, AFA crafted a bipartisan biennial state budget; two supplemental state budgets; a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) budget; and a contentious supplemental to the DHHS budget. Additionally, Senator Hill served on a special task force that found $25 million in government efficiency and savings.
“The prospect of better economic times is a priority for most Maine people and this legislative session I have been at the forefront of working toward this vision,” said Hill. “Work still remains and we can always do better – and I will always strive for better.”
Hill added that she would like to hear more from the communities she represents about what the state could do better to improve the quality of life for Maine people and businesses.
All community forums are open to the public and will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. They are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Dunaway Community Center, 23 School Street
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Rice Public Library, 8 Wentworth Street
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Eliot Town Office, 1333 State Road
Thursday, June 28, 2012
South Berwick Town Office, 180 Main Street
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road
Senator Hill is also offering a legislative update by email for anyone interested in signing up. To subscribe and stay informed about what is happening in the Legislature and around Senate District 1, go to: www.mainesenate.org.
Senator Dawn Hill represents Senate District 1, which includes the communities of Eliot, Kittery, Ogunquit, South Berwick, and York. In the Maine Legislature, Senator Hill serves on the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee.