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Category: Senator Chenette

Senate overrides veto of Chenette bill to expand healthcare options

Posted: March 21, 2018

AUGUSTA--The Maine Senate voted overwhelmingly to override Gov. LePage’s veto of legislation from Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, to extend insurance...

FEMA announces 13 Maine counties qualify for storm recovery grant

Posted: March 15, 2018

Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, and Sen. Susan Deschambault, D-Biddeford, are reminding municipalities that the Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Weekly Radio Address: Cenette says Legislature must close PAC loopholes

Posted: October 13, 2017

The historically low trust the public has in its elected officials is directly tied to the presence and influence of big money in politics. If...

Chenette bill to revitalize downtowns earns initial Senate approval

Posted: May 31, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Wednesday voted 18-16 to give preliminary approval to LD 1343, a bill that would encourage revitalization of Maine...

Senate seeks funding for Chenette bill to fight drug addiction

Posted: May 31, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Wednesday forwarded LD 377, a bill to send much needed resources to York County to combat drug addiction and...

Chenette bill to fight drug addiction gets initial nod from the Senate

Posted: May 24, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Wednesday endorsed LD 377, a bill to send much needed resources to York County to combat drug addiction and...

Senate GOP kills bill to ban pay-to-play contributions by lobbyists

Posted: May 24, 2017

AUGUSTA — Senate Republicans on Wednesday killed a bill by Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, which would have ended the system of pay-to-play that...

Maine Senate Republicans vote against a bill to bolster property tax relief program

Posted: May 23, 2017

AUGUSTA — In an initial vote on Tuesday, Maine Senate Republicans voted party-line to kill LD 959, a bill that would increase the maximum return...

Bill promoting Opportunity Maine credit gets good marks from education committee

Posted: May 05, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voted last week to recommend the passage of LD 1171, a bill that would...

Dems add 7 more Town Halls to Opportunity Agenda tour

Posted: April 28, 2017

New additions bring total numbers of open forums to 21, held from Presque Isle to Kittery AUGUSTA — After enthusiastic welcomes in 10 communities...