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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...

$11 million in unclaimed cash for Mainers available from Treasurer

Posted: March 06, 2017

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...

Bill targets ‘pay-to-play’ by banning lobbyists’ political contributions

Posted: February 27, 2017

AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, would prohibit legislators from accepting donations from lobbyists, corporations and special...