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Category: Senator Vitelli

SENATE REPUBLICANS SUSTAIN VETO OF EARLY EDUCATION BILL

Posted: March 27, 2014

Measure would have developed comprehensive early childhood plan AUGUSTA – In a 22-13 vote, the Senate failed to secure the necessary two-thirds,...

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...

MEASURE TO PROMOTE SOLAR ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ADVANCES

Posted: March 19, 2014

AUGUSTA – The Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee unanimously voted to support a bill sponsored by Democratic Senator Eloise Vitelli to...

SENATE SUPPORTS FUNDING FOR EARLY EDUCATION

Posted: March 04, 2014

Measure restores $2 million previously cut from Head Start programs AUGUSTA—In a 27-7 vote, the Senate approved a measure to restore $2 million in...

SENATE OVERRIDES LEPAGE VETO OF BILL TO FEED HUNGRY STUDENTS

Posted: February 11, 2014

Measure increases access to federal summer food program AUGUSTA—This morning, the Senate voted 25-10* to override Governor LePage’s veto of a...

SENATE COMMEMORATES EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT AWARENESS DAY

Posted: January 30, 2014

Credit helps middle class families, but 20 percent of Mainers don’t apply AUGUSTA—Today, the Senate unanimously passed a Joint Resolution...

EARLY CHILDHOOD MEASURE MOVES FORWARD

Posted: January 23, 2014

Measure strongly endorsed by law enforcement, educators, neuroscientists, and business community   AUGUSTA—The state’s Education and Cultural...

Bangor Daily News: As Maine lawmakers consider solar energy goals, LePage takes new swipe at wind power

Posted: January 22, 2014

By Scott Thistle Read more here AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine is lagging behind the rest of New England when it comes to generating electricity with...

SOLAR POWER KEY TO MAINE’S ENERGY FUTURE, SAY ADVOCATES

Posted: January 21, 2014

Environmentalists and energy experts back Vitelli’s bill to establish state solar energy goals AUGUSTA – Earlier today, environmental advocates,...

Portland Press Herald: Bill seeks to grow solar energy projects in Maine

Posted: January 16, 2014

Under the legislation, the state would study solar power’s financial value and set goals for certain amounts of generation. AUGUSTA - Lacking oil,...