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Category: Senator Gratwick

MPBN: Bill Seeks Library Tax Exemption

Posted: March 23, 2015

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Read more here. AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A bill that lawmakers have sent to Republican Gov. Paul LePage would exempt a...

SENATE ENACTS MEASURE SUPPORTING MAINE LIBRARY CONSORTIUM

Posted: March 19, 2015

Bill exempts Maine InfoNet from sales tax   AUGUSTA –The Maine Senate enacted a measure that exempts a statewide network of libraries, also...

PUBLIC COMPELS COMMITTEE TO STABILIZE FUNDING FOR HOMELESS SHELTERS

Posted: March 16, 2015

1,000 Mainers sleep in homeless shelters every night AUGUSTA--For more than two hours, more than a dozen people turned out in support of a measure...

MEASURE TO PROTECT MAINE PEOPLE FROM CYBERDATA BREACHES GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM LEGISLATIVE LEADERS

Posted: February 26, 2015

Measure aligns consumer protection with HIPAA standards   AUGUSTA – Today, members of the Legislative Council unanimously approved an...

YOUTH CANCER-PREVENTION BILL MOVES FORWARD TO FULL LEGISLATURE

Posted: February 25, 2015

FDA now warns against tanning bed usage for youth under 18   AUGUSTA--The state’s Health and Human Services Committee voted 7 to 4 to support...

MEASURE TO IMPROVE CARE OF CHILDREN IN STATE CUSTODY RECEIVES PUBLIC HEARING

Posted: February 19, 2015

Senator Gratwick’s bill would ensure timely health assessments of children entering state custody   AUGUSTA – Today, Democratic Senator Geoff...

Democrats Launch "Good Jobs, Strong Wages" Focus

Posted: January 13, 2015

Dems call for unified focus on job and wage growth   Augusta , Me. -- Initiatives to create good jobs and strong wages will be among the top...

LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR PROTECTION FROM TOXIC CHEMICALS

Posted: September 24, 2014

103 legislators call for manufacturer warnings for phthalates   AUGUSTA –  One hundred three lawmakers are joining together to call on the...

Bangor Daily News: Despite study linking formaldehyde to cancer, Maine agency not requiring its disclosure in products

Posted: September 04, 2014

By Mario Moretto Read more here. AUGUSTA, Maine — Despite a new national study that deems formaldehyde a known cancer-causing chemical in humans,...

Debates aside, we can agree that caring, energetic teachers are education’s foundation

Posted: August 13, 2014

Special Submission to the Bangor Daily News I was recently talking with a friend who teaches English at Bangor High School about a young man he had...