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Category: Senator Vitelli

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,...

Seacoast Online: Universal pre-K worth the cost

Posted: December 11, 2013

By Ron McAllister Read more here Seven months ago (May 9, 2013) a legislative hearing in Augusta considered the idea of universal pre-kindergarten...

Investing Early Pays Off

Posted: December 09, 2013

Special Submission to the Times Record Early in my career, I served as a Head Start teacher in the Midcoast and saw firsthand the benefits of early...

Times Record: Vitelli offers bill for statewide pre-K

Posted: November 27, 2013

By Gina Hamilton Read more here   State Sen. Eloise Vitelli presented a bill Monday to extend early childhood education to every school...

Portland Press Herald: Statewide pre-kindergarten supported at Maine legislative hearing

Posted: November 26, 2013

By Noel Gallagher Read more here The benefits far outweigh the costs, the bill’s proponents say, and parents would decide whether to enroll their...