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Senate overrides LePage veto of Carpenter bill to protect Maine children from unsolicited explicit images

Posted: April 18, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate voted on Wednesday to override Gov. LePage’s veto of legislation from Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton. LD 1838, “An...

RADIO ADDRESS: Respecting the will of the people, the Secretary of State and the legislative process

Posted: April 06, 2018

Government works best when all branches and office operate within their scope of power as outlined in the Maine Constitution. To me, it is...

Senate Republicans reject Legislative fix to ranked-choice voting

Posted: April 05, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate voted 17-17 to reject a Joint Order from Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, directing the Legislature’s Committee on...

Senate Democrats submit joint order to implement ranked-choice voting

Posted: April 04, 2018

AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, the Senate Democrats filed a Joint Order directing the Legislature’s Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs to report...

Senate unanimously approves Carpenter bill to expand indecent conduct laws to include unsolicited explicit images

Posted: March 27, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate unanimously approved a bill from Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, that would amend existing indecent conduct laws to...

Criminal Justice committee votes unanimously to expand indecent conduct laws to include digital images

Posted: March 07, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Legislature's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee unanimously recommended the passage of LD 1838 on Monday, a bill sponsored...

FEMA announces 13 Maine counties qualify for storm recovery grant

Posted: March 06, 2018

AUGUSTA — Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, and Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, are reminding municipalities in Penobscot County that the Federal...

Carpenter proposes bill to expand indecent conduct laws to include digital images

Posted: March 01, 2018

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, would amend existing indecent conduct laws to include the unwelcome sending of digital images...

RADIO ADDRESS: Mainers living paycheck to paycheck ought to know that we have their back

Posted: February 08, 2018

Mainers work hard to heat their homes, put food on the table and make ends meet. The last thing we want to worry about is being taken advantage...

$11.6 million added to Unclaimed Property Fund, needs to be claimed by owners

Posted: January 30, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Office of the State Treasurer has received more than $11 million in the form of unclaimed property in the past year, and Mainers are...