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ECONOMIC LEADERS APPLAUD FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND WORKFORCE BILL

Posted: May 09, 2013

“Hats off” to Maine’s Workforce Committee for bipartisan collaboration   AUGUSTA—Business, education, and labor leaders gathered today...

MAINE DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE SCHOOL EVALUATION SYSTEM OF FAIRNESS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Posted: May 08, 2013

Dems say assessment must involve stakeholders and measure student progress   AUGUSTA—On Wednesday, leaders of the Legislature’s Education...

SENATE OVERWHELMINGLY PASSES MEASURE AIMED AT GROWING MAINE’S DOWNTOWNS

Posted: May 08, 2013

Bill to invest in Maine’s downtowns AUGUSTA—Earlier this morning, the Senate passed a measure to strengthen and grow Maine’s downtowns and...

MAINE’S WORKFORCE PANEL PASSES COMPREHENSIVE MEASURE ADDRESSING MAINE’S SKILLS GAP AND WORKFORCE CHALLENGES

Posted: May 02, 2013

First of its kind legislation gets green-light   AUGUSTA—The Legislature’s Joint Select Committee on Maine’s Workforce and Economic...

SENATE DEMOCRATS CONDEMN SCHOOL “SCARLET LETTER” GRADES

Posted: May 01, 2013

Grading system is a flawed, biased PR-gimmick AUGUSTA—Senate Democrats condemned the “A” to “F” school grading system announced by...

Weekly Radio Address: Senator Boyle says, “We cannot let politics or ideologies get in the way of proven energy efficiency solutions”

Posted: April 27, 2013

Weekly Radio Address: Senator Boyle   Good morning. This is State Senator Jim Boyle from Gorham.   I’d like to talk to you today...

LEGISLATIVE ETHICS PANEL TAKES INITIAL STEPS TOWARD INVESTIGATING LEPAGE HEARING OFFICER MEETING

Posted: April 26, 2013

AUGUSTA -- On Friday morning, the Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously to ask the Office of Program Evaluation and...

ANTI-WORKER MEASURES STRONGLY REJECTED BY SENATE

Posted: April 25, 2013

Right-to-work-for-less bill defeated   AUGUSTA--Earlier today, the Maine Senate strongly rejected two anti-worker measures that, if passed,...

BILL TO STRENGTHEN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION RECEIVES EARLY SUPPORT

Posted: April 23, 2013

Senator Tuttle sponsors bill to increase funding for Head Start   AUGUSTA- Senator John Tuttle (D-Sanford) has sponsored a measure to provide...

Weekly Radio Address: Senator Millett says we should not brandish our schools with a “scarlet letter”

Posted: April 13, 2013

Weekly Radio Address: Senator Millett   School pride.   For many of us, regardless of how long ago it may have been since we graduated,...