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Weekly Radio Address: Chipman says DHHS must be held accountable for failure to protect disabled Mainers

Posted: September 22, 2017

A federal investigation has found that the Department of Health and Human Services failed to protect disabled Mainers in its care. In the face of...

Cheverus Boys’ Swim Team honored with Legislative Sentiment

Posted: July 11, 2017

The Maine Legislature honored the Cheverus High School Boys’ Swim Team on May 23 with a Legislative Sentiment in honor of their fifth...

Chipman bill to protect families facing foreclosure becomes law

Posted: June 09, 2017

Law protects Mainers from premature eviction during foreclosure proceedings Mainers undergoing foreclosure will be protected from being...

Governor signs Chipman law to cut red tape for beverage startups

Posted: June 07, 2017

Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill by Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, to cut red tape for small, nonalcoholic beverage producers. The law...

Senate blocks consideration of Chipman bill to grow workforce development programs for New Mainers

Posted: May 24, 2017

The Maine Senate on Tuesday voted to kill a bill to help new Mainers enter the workforce, rejecting the legislation before it was even allowed to...

Senate approves Chipman bill to cut red tape for beverage startups

Posted: May 23, 2017

The Maine Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously to give initial approval to a bill by Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, to cut red tape for small,...

Greater Portland METRO honored with Legislative Sentiment

Posted: May 15, 2017

The Maine Legislature honored the Greater Portland Transit District METRO for providing 50 years of service to the community. In 2016, its 50th year...

Chipman roadway safety bill gets green light from Committee

Posted: May 15, 2017

The Legislature’s Transportation Committee voted 11-1 on Thursday for bipartisan endorsement of a bill by Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, to require...

Committee approves of Chipman bill for General Assistance fairness

Posted: May 08, 2017

A bill introduced by Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, to ease the burden currently borne by Portland taxpayers who pay the cost of General Assistance to...

Chipman bill would grow workforce development programs for new Mainers

Posted: May 08, 2017

Legislation introduced by Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, to create a grant program to fund workforce development programs for new Mainers was the...