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Senate Democrats introduce bills to keep Mainers safe from distracted driving

Posted: April 16, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, and Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, presented bills that would ban the use of hand-held electronic devices...

Jackson, Diamond release statement regarding the death of Det. Ben Campbell

Posted: April 03, 2019

AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, Detective Ben Campbell of Millinocket was killed in the line of duty in a crash on Interstate 95 in Hampden. According to...

Diamond bill to help victims of sex trafficking moves forward

Posted: March 20, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation submitted by Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, to help young victims of sex trafficking, received committee approval on...

Diamond law to prioritize child safety in family reunification takes effect

Posted: December 20, 2018

AUGUSTA — A new law by Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, which clarifies the statute regarding family reunification in the child welfare system, went...

Sen. Diamond: "Ranked-choice voting is the law. We have a responsibility to follow it."

Posted: November 13, 2018

AUGUSTA — Earlier today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin filed a lawsuit against Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap regarding the implementation of...

RADIO ADDRESS: We need to do more to make sure children in harmful situations don’t fall through the cracks.

Posted: August 24, 2018

Hello, this is Senator Bill Diamond of  Windham. And I have an important message for you.   If there is anything that we have learned...

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...