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GOP LAWMAKERS SUPPORT MEASURE THAT “UNRAVELS” BENEFITS TO UNEMPLOYED WORKERS

Posted: April 11, 2012

AUGUSTA—In a party-line vote, the Maine Senate voted 18 – 16 on a measure, LD 1725, that some Democrats call an “ill conceived” bill that...

SENATE REPUBLICANS OPT FOR SPEED OVER SAFETY WITH ELECTRICIAN TRAINING

Posted: April 06, 2012

AUGUSTA – The Maine State Senate voted largely along party lines on a measure that decreases supervision of electricians-in-training and undercuts...

MAINE SENATE REPUBLICANS GIVE INITIAL SUPPORT TO TAKE AWAY RIGHTS FOR CHILDCARE WORKERS

Posted: April 06, 2012

Augusta—Maine Senate Republicans supported a measure that takes away the rights of Maine childcare workers in a vote of 19 – 16.    ...

Lawmakers delay action on union fees bill

Posted: April 05, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine — The dozens of union representatives who gathered before the Legislature’s Labor Committee to hear debate Wednesday on a...

BDN: Maine Senate GOP approves resolution to support Keystone Pipeline

Posted: March 31, 2012

By Eric Russell, BDN Staff AUGUSTA, Maine — Another partisan debate erupted on the Maine Senate floor Thursday over a joint resolution submitted...

Maine Senate OKs Keystone Pipeline Resolution Ahead of Obama Visit

Posted: March 30, 2012

03/29/2012 Reported By: Patty B. Wight Today the Maine senate approved a resolution that urges President Obama and Congress to support the...

TREE HARVEST PLANS REMAIN CLOSED TO PUBLIC

Posted: March 29, 2012

Republican lawmakers reject public disclosure of forest plan for tax   AUGUSTA—Republican lawmakers rejected an attempt to make public the...

Senate Democrats Fight for Rights for Maine Workers

Posted: March 23, 2012

Republican lawmakers call debate on workers rights at DeCoster egg farm “bizarre” AUGUSTA – For more than an hour today, Senate Democrats...

Update of state mining laws could bring up to 300 jobs to Aroostook County

Posted: March 13, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine — An Aroostook County representative has submitted legislation that he said Monday would clarify the state’s mining laws while...

Greg Kesich: Senate Dems finally stand up against governor's overreach

Posted: February 22, 2012

Sometimes the best deal you can reach through compromise is still not good enough. By Greg Kesich gkesich@mainetoday.com Editorial Writer  ...