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Task Force finds significant economic opportunity in healthcare

Posted: January 08, 2018

AUGUSTA--Last month the Legislative Task Force on Maine’s 21st Century Economy and Workforce released a series of recommendations designed to seize...

Democratic leaders: Legislature must address Gov. LePage’s abuse of power

Posted: December 03, 2015

AUGUSTA — Democratic leaders are lauding the bipartisan Government Oversight Committee for its work on the LePage/Good Will-Hinckley scandal, and...

Radio Address: Alfond says, ‘On Thanksgiving, let’s commit to helping hungry Mainers’

Posted: November 26, 2015

Hi there. This is Justin Alfond, the Democratic Leader in the Maine Senate. Today, like you, I’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with my family....

Senate Democratic leaders laud ACLU effort to restore abortion coverage

Posted: November 24, 2015

AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, the ACLU of Maine filed a lawsuit to restore abortion coverage for low-income Maine women who qualify for MaineCare. The...

Legislative leaders making progress in crafting package to fight drug crisis

Posted: November 20, 2015

AUGUSTA — Leaders from both parties in the Legislature met Friday with officials from the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Health...

Gerzofsky lauds acceptance of bills to support shellfish industry

Posted: November 20, 2015

AUGUSTA — Democratic Sen. Stan Gerzofsky of Brunswick thanked the Legislative Council for accepting two of his bills aimed at supporting a vital...

Sen. Millett says education improvements shouldn’t have to wait

Posted: November 19, 2015

AUGUSTA — A bill designed to streamline school district funding advanced through the Legislative Council on Thursday, while a second bill aimed at...

Sen. Haskell: "Mainers lose as paid sick time bill killed"

Posted: November 19, 2015

AUGUSTA — Nearly 200,000 Mainers will continue to have to choose between their paychecks and their health after Republicans on the Legislative...

Breen cheers acceptance of bill to help deaf students

Posted: November 19, 2015

AUGUSTA — A bill to support the state’s only school for deaf and hard-of-hearing students will receive a full, fair hearing by the Legislature...

Senator Alfond's bills to fight child hunger will be heard by Legislature

Posted: November 19, 2015

The Legislature will consider two bills by Senate Democratic Leader Justin Alfond of Portland that would help Maine children meet their full...