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SENATE DEMS AND GOP REJECT LEPAGE’S BUDGET VETO SPREE

Posted: June 19, 2015

Bipartisan support for budget uninterrupted   AUGUSTA –Democrats and Republicans stood together to override each of Governor LePage’s 64...

BIPARTISAN SUPPORT TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO LEGAL NON-CITIZENS FOR BASIC LIVING NEEDS

Posted: June 19, 2015

AUGUSTA--The Maine Senate voted 29 to 5 for a measure that would allow legal non-citizens, including asylum seekers, to receive general assistance...

BILL TO STRENGTHEN CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY ENACTED BY SENATE

Posted: June 19, 2015

“Silent Killer” could be prevented with more detectors   AUGUSTA - A bill that would require more buildings to have carbon monoxide...

PROHIBITING SHACKLING OF PREGNANT PRISONERS GETS INITIAL OK FROM SENATE

Posted: June 19, 2015

Currently Maine is failing when it comes to health of pregnant inmates   AUGUSTA -  A measure that would ban the practice of shackling...

JOINT RESOLUTION CALLS FOR SCREENING FOR RARE, FATAL GENETIC DISORDER IN NEWBORNS

Posted: June 08, 2015

Resolution urges screening of Krabbe disorder to prevent misdiagnoses   AUGUSTA – Today, in response to legislation sponsored by Senator...

MEASURE BANNING UNSOLICITED LOAN CHECKS MOVES FORWARD

Posted: April 07, 2015

“Live” checks: Bad deal that preys on elderly   AUGUSTA -  A measure that prohibits financial institutions and creditors from mailing...

BILL TO STRENGTHEN CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY MOVES FORWARD

Posted: April 07, 2015

“Silent Killer” could be prevented with more detectors   AUGUSTA - A bill that would require more buildings to have carbon monoxide...

MEASURE TO REQUIRE LARGE EMPLOYERS TO DISCLOSE DISPARITY BETWEEN EXECUTIVE AND WORKER PAY RECEIVES PUBLIC HEARING

Posted: April 07, 2015

Senator Patrick’s bill aims to highlight income inequality in Maine   AUGUSTA - Today, a measure that will shine light on income inequality...

MEASURE TO BOLSTER MAINE STUDENTS WITH INCREASE TO MAINE STATE GRANT PROGRAM RECEIVES SUPPORT

Posted: April 07, 2015

Grant award would increase incrementally for each year of education the student completes   AUGUSTA – A measure to increase the award amount of...

Measures to Support Maine’s Clam Industry and Help Protect Against the Green Crab Epidemic Move Forward

Posted: April 07, 2015

AUGUSTA - Over the past few years, Maine has implemented significant measures to address the threatening issue of green crabs. Two bills that would...