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Category: Senator Diamond

Senate sends transportation, R&D bonds to Gov. LePage

Posted: April 15, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Friday enacted two bonds to boost the state’s transportation infrastructure and investments in job-creating...

Senate Democrats oppose latest effort to thwart citizens’ minimum wage initiative

Posted: April 14, 2016

AUGUSTA — Senate Democrats on Thursday opposed the latest effort by special interests, Gov. LePage and legislative Republicans to thwart a...

Maine Senate passes GOP-led Medicaid expansion bill

Posted: April 12, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to a Republican-sponsored bill to accept federal dollars to expand access affordable...

Senate Democrats: Maine will never again allow anti-LGBT discrimination

Posted: April 07, 2016

  AUGUSTA — Maine will never again return to the days when discrimination against LGBT Mainers was permitted under the law, said the Maine...

Senate enacts bill to let victims sever their rapists' parental rights

Posted: March 30, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Wednesday enacted a bill that will provide meaningful recourse to allow victims who become pregnant as a result of...

Senate endorses bill to aid parents of children conceived by rape

Posted: March 28, 2016

AUGUSTA — In a unanimous vote, The Maine Senate on Monday gave initial approval to a bill by Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, to empower victims who...

Sen. Diamond calls on Gov. LePage to protect Mainers from voter intimidation

Posted: March 18, 2016

The polling place is the linchpin of our democratic system of government. It’s where citizens make their voices heard, whether it’s on...

Bill to prevent voter intimidation enacted by Maine Legislature

Posted: March 15, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Tuesday unanimously enacted a bill to prevent voter intimidation by establishing limits on people video recording at...

Legislature enacts Sen. Diamond’s bill to require mandated reporter training

Posted: March 15, 2016

AUGUSTA — A bill to require mandated reporters of suspected child abuse to undergo periodic training in how to detect warning signs was enacted...

Sen. Diamond welcomes Windham High School exchange students to the Maine Senate

Posted: March 10, 2016

Carlotta Isola and Ohla Yurchenko, exchange students at Windham High School, recently served as Honorary Pages in the Maine Senate as the guests of...