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Category: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Sen. Breen testifies in favor of bold action to address the browntail moth infestation

Posted: April 24, 2019

AUGUSTA— Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, testified before the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee yesterday in favor of two bills to...

Agriculture committee passes Jackson bill to construct forestry building in Fort Kent

Posted: April 19, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee voted 6-3 on Tuesday to pass a bill sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson,...

Vitelli local food law takes effect

Posted: December 21, 2018

A new law written by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, which promotes the purchasing of local foods by Maine institutions, took effect last week....

Jackson and County lawmakers to hold public forum on possible Sinclair ATV trail

Posted: August 15, 2018

AUGUSTA — Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash, Rep. Danny Martin, D-Sinclair, and Rep. John Martin, D-Eagle Lake, will hold an...

Senate votes to enact Vitelli local foods bill

Posted: June 21, 2018

AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, the Maine Senate voted 22-11 to enact a bill from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, which promotes the purchasing of local...

Senate overrides LePage veto of Jackson’s rural economic task force bill

Posted: April 18, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate voted to override Gov. LePage’s veto of legislation from Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson, of Allagash, to...

Senate overwhelmingly approves Jackson rural economic task force bill

Posted: March 20, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill by Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson, of Allagash, to establish a rural economic task...

Vitelli’s bill to support local foods passes committee

Posted: February 13, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry committee unanimously recommended the passage of LD 1584 on Tuesday. The bill,...

Sen. Dill re-appointed to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Posted: December 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, has been appointed by the Senate President to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture,...

Sen. Dill appointed to state’s biomass commission

Posted: June 30, 2016

Sen. Jim Dill of Old Town will serve on the Commission to Study the Economic, Environmental and Energy Benefits of the Maine Biomass Industry....