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REPUBLICANS FLIP FLOP, FAIL TO OVERRIDE GOVERNOR’S VETO

Posted: April 04, 2013

Senate Republicans reverse unanimous support and play politics with good government measure AUGUSTA—In a vote of 23 -12, Senate Republicans...

SENATE REJECTS TAX CUTS FOR WEALTHY

Posted: April 03, 2013

Dems say bill would set wrong priorities for Maine   AUGUSTA---Earlier this morning in a bipartisan vote, the Senate rejected a bill to lower...

SENATE APPROVES BILL TO PROTECT YOUTH FROM SKIN CANCER

Posted: April 03, 2013

Teen tanning in Maine exceeds national average despite known increased risk of cancer   AUGUSTA—Earlier today, the Senate endorsed a measure...

DEMOCRATS SUPPORT A MEASURE TO INCREASE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MAINERS

Posted: April 02, 2013

Proposed legislation will save money and create jobs AUGUSTA---Members of the state’s Health and Human Services committee held a public hearing...

SENATE VOTES TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE

Posted: April 02, 2013

Honest day’s work should be rewarded with honest day’s pay AUGUSTA—Earlier today, the Senate passed legislation to increase the minimum wage in...

Bangor Daily News: Will workforce committee’s work close Maine’s skills gap?

Posted: April 01, 2013

By Matthew Stone Read more here Fifty-nine percent of Maine jobs will require some form of postsecondary training by 2018, according to the...

Weekly Radio Address: Patrick says Raising minimum wage is the right thing to do and it’s the right time to do it

Posted: March 30, 2013

Weekly Radio Address: Senator John Patrick Imagine for an hour’s work you still are not earning enough to buy the laundry detergent you need to...

MAINE’S WORKFORCE COMMITTEE HEARS FROM MAINE DOWNTOWN AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS STORIES

Posted: March 26, 2013

Committee travels to Belfast and tours high-growth business built around burgeoning downtown BELFAST—Today the Joint Select Committee on Maine's...

Weekly Radio Address: Alfond says: Any plan to pay off hospital debt should also address the cost drivers contributing to our pricey bills

Posted: March 16, 2013

Weekly Radio Address: Senate President Justin Alfond Good Morning. This is Senate President Justin Alfond of Portland. Earlier this week, Democrats...

Portland Press Herald: Maine Needs to take advantage of federal health care funds

Posted: March 15, 2013

By Senator Geoff Gratwick Read more here. I am caring for a lovely 37-year-old woman with active lupus. She worked in retail until about a year ago...