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SENATE REPUBLICANS SUSTAIN LEPAGE VETO OF TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Posted: April 04, 2014

GOP lawmakers flip flop on support, “complicit in obstruction” AUGUSTA— The Senate fell short of the two-thirds needed to override Governor...

SOLAR ENERGY BILL RECEIVES UNANIMOUS SENATE APPROVAL

Posted: April 03, 2014

Senator Vitelli’s bill creates roadmap for solar power in Maine   AUGUSTA – The Senate unanimously gave initial approval to a measure to...

SENATE OVERRIDES 9TH & 10TH LEPAGE VETOES

Posted: April 02, 2014

Senate Republicans sustain veto of bill to support youth homeless shelters AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate halted Governor LePage’s latest veto spree...

SENATE REJECTS TABOR 3.0 BILL

Posted: April 02, 2014

AUGUSTA – In a 21-13 vote, the Senate rejected Governor LePage’s attempt to resuscitate TABOR. Maine voters previously rejected TABOR proposals...

ECONOMIC STUDY SHOWS MAINE LAGS BEHIND NATION IN JOB CREATION

Posted: April 01, 2014

Declining unemployment masks trend: workers in their prime and young families still struggling after recession AUGUSTA—Even with the recent uptick...

Maine continues to lag behind the nation in job growth

Posted: March 28, 2014

LePage’s bottom of the pack ranking hits young families, rural Maine hardest   AUGUSTA— Legislative leaders issued a statement on the latest...

SENATE ENACTS EXPANSION COMPROMISE BILL TO PROVIDE HEALTHCARE TO 70,000 MAINERS

Posted: March 28, 2014

Lawmakers urge Governor LePage to put politics aside and sign bill AUGUSTA—This morning the Senate enacted a Republican-sponsored measure to accept...

SENATE APPROVES WOMEN’S HEALTH BILL

Posted: March 27, 2014

Measure provides critical health care to low-income women, saves state millions AUGUSTA—In a 24-10 vote, the Senate gave initial approval to a...

SENATE APPROVES BILL TO CANCEL CONTROVERSIAL ALEXANDER GROUP CONTRACT

Posted: March 26, 2014

$1 million contract irresponsible use of taxpayer money AUGUSTA—In a 21-14 vote, the Senate gave initial approval to a measure that would cancel...

SENATE APPROVES MEASURE TO ADDRESS FLAWED MAINECARE RIDES SYSTEM

Posted: March 24, 2014

Department’s mismanagement has cost taxpayers millions, hurt thousands of Mainers AUGUSTA---In a 21-14 vote, the Senate gave initial approval to...