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Category: Senator Libby

New law to restore credibility to welfare system takes effect Friday

Posted: July 25, 2016

AUGUSTA — A new state law barring the use of cash welfare benefits to purchase alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets and other items will take effect...

Radio Address: Sen. Libby says seniors deserve dignity of stable retirement

Posted: June 10, 2016

We saved the Drugs for the Elderly program from efforts to weaken or eliminate it. This state program helps seniors pay for their prescription...

Sen. Libby welcomes Geiger Elementary School students to the State House

Posted: May 27, 2016

Fourth graders from Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston visited the State House last week. Sen. Nate Libby greeted the students, teachers, and...

Lewiston legislative delegation to host public office hours

Posted: April 20, 2016

Members of Lewiston’s delegation to the Legislature will hold constituent office hours from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the...

Gov. LePage signs Sen. Libby's welfare reform bill into law

Posted: April 19, 2016

AUGUSTA — Maine will no longer allow the use of cash welfare benefits to purchase alcohol, tobacco lottery tickets or other products, after Gov....

Senate passes Libby's bill for welfare reform, accountability at cash register

Posted: April 15, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Senate on Friday passed a bill to ban the use of welfare cash to buy alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets and other products that...

Senate passes bill to boost pay for home and community care workers

Posted: April 13, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Wednesday gave unanimous approval to a bill that increases state reimbursement for home care workers and...

Senate Republicans gut ‘Buy America, Buy Maine’ bill

Posted: April 08, 2016

AUGUSTA — Republicans in the Senate voted to gut a bill originally designed to support Maine and American companies. Senate Democrats backed the...

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...

After first welfare reform vote, Libby hopeful compromise will prevail

Posted: April 07, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Senate on Thursday took an initial vote LD 1097, Sen. Nate Libby’s bill to ban the use of welfare cash to buy alcohol, tobacco,...