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LePage's half-steps on LMF continue to disregard voters' will

Posted: October 28, 2015

AUGUSTA — Senate Democratic leaders on Tuesday night welcomed news that Gov. Paul LePage would unfreeze $2.2 million in cash earmarked for ongoing...

Sen. Dill says action needed as more workers face layoffs

Posted: October 27, 2015

AUGUSTA — With today’s news that the bulk of 300 previously announced layoffs at the Verso paper mill in Jay will come before Christmas Day,...

Maine Senate Democrats earn high marks for pro-environment votes

Posted: October 27, 2015

AUGUSTA — Democratic senators showed their commitment to Maine’s natural resources during this year’s legislative session, with pro-environment...

Sen. Diamond calls LePage officials’ refusal to appear before GOC ‘unacceptable’

Posted: October 05, 2015

AUGUSTA — Sen. Bill Diamond, a Democrat from Windham and member of the Government Oversight Committee, released the following statement in...

Democratic leaders pledge to fight GOP's attacks against Planned Parenthood in Maine

Posted: October 01, 2015

AUGUSTA — Three Republican members of the Maine House of Representatives revealed in an OpEd published in the Sun Journal that they are submitting...

Sen. Dill submits bill to assist workers facing layoffs at Lincoln, Old Town mills

Posted: September 29, 2015

AUGUSTA — Following the announced bankruptcy of Lincoln Paper and Tissue and the likely closure of the Expera mill in Old Town, Democratic Sen....

MPBN: Maine Owes More Than $1 Million to Feds in Medicaid Overpayments

Posted: September 09, 2015

By A.J. Higgins You can read the full article here. AUGUSTA, Maine — The state Department of Health and Human Services continues to struggle with...

Senator Diamond Welcomes Windham Middle School Student Cordelia Inman to the Maine Senate

Posted: April 29, 2015

AUGUSTA – Cordelia Inman of Windham recently served as an Honorary Page in the Maine Senate for the day as a guest of Senator Bill Diamond....

Sen. Libby and Rep. Brooks: Better Deal for Maine proves best for Lewiston schools

Posted: April 16, 2015

Lewiston School Department will receive $385,756 more under Democrats’ Better Deal for Maine AUGUSTA – The Lewiston School Department will...

BILL TO STOP STATE FROM SHIFTING TRANSPORTATION COSTS TO YORK AND KITTERY IS PRESENTED

Posted: April 14, 2015

Measure would direct MDOT to continue maintenance of U.S. Route 1 Bypass AUGUSTA - A bill that would reverse a decision by the Maine Department of...