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Jackson bill to support the construction of Washburn potato processing plant heads to governor’s desk

Posted: June 18, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to allow a potato processing plant in Aroostook County, was enacted in the...

Jackson bill to provide property tax relief for veterans earns committee approval

Posted: April 30, 2019

AUGUSTA—Legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, that would provide property tax relief to Maine veterans, received initial...

Sen. Lawrence sponsors bill to promote solar energy usage in Maine

Posted: April 24, 2019

AUGUSTA – On Wednesday, Sen. Mark Lawrence, D-Eliot, introduced a bill to incentivize the installation of solar energy equipment through a property...

Jackson presents legislation to lower property taxes for veterans

Posted: April 23, 2019

AUGUSTA—Two bills from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, aimed at providing property tax relief to veterans received public hearings...

Libby introduces bill to expand Homestead Exemption tax program

Posted: April 19, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation submitted by Senate Majority Leader Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, would increase Maine’s Homestead Tax Exemption Act. LD 1172,...

Chenette introduces bill to freeze property taxes for seniors

Posted: April 10, 2019

On Wednesday, Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, introduced a bill before the Legislature’s Taxation Committee that would freeze the property tax...

Bellows submits bill to fully restore revenue sharing

Posted: April 09, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation introduced by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, would restore Maine revenue sharing to 5 percent. LD 444, “An Act To Fully...

Dill bill to support active duty military members receives unanimous support

Posted: February 21, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill submitted by Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, to exempt military compensation for active duty service members from Maine’s income tax,...

Bellows bill to increase fairness for retired state employees and teachers advances

Posted: February 21, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to increase fairness between retired Mainers who receive a public pension and retired...

Sen. Chenette proposes electric vehicle tax break

Posted: February 21, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Justin Chenette has proposed a $1,500 tax credit to incentivize the purchase of electric vehicles within the state of Maine. LD...