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Senators Libby, Diamond, Gratwick respond to update on child protection investigation

Posted: May 24, 2018

AUGUSTA —On Thursday, the Maine Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee received an initial briefing from Legislature’s nonpartisan...

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 gives initial approval to funding bill for Downeast Correctional Facility

Posted: February 16, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate voted 31-3 to pass a bill the amended LD 1704, “An Act To Fund the Downeast Correctional Facility” on Thursday. The...

Sen. Diamond presses administration on pre-release facility

Posted: February 09, 2018

AUGUSTA — Earlier this morning, Gov. LePage began the process of closing the Down East Correctional Facility in Machiasport. In the aftermath of...

New laws enacted by Senate Democrats take effect today

Posted: November 01, 2017

Leaders laud new environmental and consumer protections, public health infrastructure AUGUSTA — New laws championed by Senate Democrats take...

Radio Address — Sen. Diamond: It's time to rethink economic development, job creation

Posted: September 08, 2017

Every year, our state’s taxpayers foot the bill for a $12 million program designed to promote economic activity in struggling communities and...

Legislature enacts Diamond bill to ban handheld devices while driving

Posted: July 20, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Thursday enacted legislation to ban the use of handheld devices while driving. The bill was enacted unanimously with...

Sen. Diamond introduces Real ID fix to guarantee Mainers’ travel rights

Posted: March 07, 2017

Compliance will avoid bureaucratic nightmare that’s keeping veterans from their doctors AUGUSTA — Legislation by Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham,...

Sen. Diamond introduces Real ID fix to guarantee Mainers’ travel rights

Posted: March 06, 2017

AUGUSTA — Legislation by Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, would bring Maine into compliance with federal ID standards, ending burdensome new...

Committee OKs bill to ban auto insurers from discriminating against seniors

Posted: February 28, 2017

AUGUSTA —A bill to protect Maine’s seniors from increased car insurance rates based solely on their age, received the unanimous support of the...