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Alfond, Haskell: No lotto purchases with state money

Posted: December 16, 2015

AUGUSTA — Senate Democratic Leader Justin Alfond and Sen. Anne Haskell, the ranking Democratic Senator on the Health and Human Services Committee,...

Sen. Alfond calls for accountability as DHHS tanks food assistance program

Posted: December 14, 2015

AUGUSTA — Senate Democratic Leader Justin Alfond is demanding accountability from DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew and Gov. Paul LePage after the...

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...

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. 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...

Senator Alfond condemns LePage’s demonization of refugees

Posted: November 16, 2015

Senate Democratic Leader Justin Alfond of Portland released the following comment in response to Gov. Paul LePage’s demonization of Syrian refugees...