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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,...

Libby blasts GOP for ignoring voters, protecting corporate tax loopholes

Posted: April 06, 2016

AUGUSTA — Majority Republicans in the Senate on Wednesday ignored the will of voters and protected a corporate tax loophole that allows large,...

Sen. Libby urges GOP to choose welfare reform over welfare politics

Posted: March 24, 2016

AUGUSTA — Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, is urging his colleagues in the House and Senate to focus the remainder of the session on on real,...

Sen. Libby recognizes Rev. Churchill on his retirement

Posted: March 23, 2016

The Maine Legislature honored Rev. Harold Churchill, pastor of the First United Pentecostal Church of Lewiston, on March 17 for his retirement....

Senate Democrats unite against estate tax handout to ultra-wealthy

Posted: March 23, 2016

AUGUSTA — Senate Democrats unanimously opposed a Republican-backed measure to give up to $14 million to a handful of super-rich families with...

Libby announces Franco-American Day celebrations for March 16

Posted: March 15, 2016

AUGUSTA— Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, co-chair of the Legislature’s Franco-American Caucus, announce that the 15th Annual Franco-American Day...