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Category: Veterans and Legal Affairs

Libby presents bill to guarantee fairness for Maine Veterans

Posted: March 01, 2017

LD 465 prevents Bureau of Veterans Services from dismissing veterans who need help AUGUSTA — Sen. Nate Libby was joined by veterans and advocates...

Bill targets ‘pay-to-play’ by banning lobbyists’ political contributions

Posted: February 27, 2017

AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, would prohibit legislators from accepting donations from lobbyists, corporations and special...

Bill to allow alcohol sales on cruises sails through committee

Posted: February 01, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee gave its unanimous, bipartisan endorsement to a bill by Sen. Dave Miramant,...

Senate enacts bill to address errors in marijuana legalization law

Posted: January 26, 2017

LD 88 ensures minors are barred from use of pot, extends rulemaking period for three months AUGUSTA —Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, hailed...

Miramant bill would create liquor license for overnight cruises

Posted: January 24, 2017

Legislation would cut red tape for vessels to offer drinks on pleasure trips AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Dave Miramant, D-Camden, would allow...

Miramant bill would create liquor license for overnight cruises

Posted: January 24, 2017

Legislation would cut red tape for vessels to offer drinks on pleasure trips AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Dave Miramant, D-Camden, would allow...

Sen. Chenette proposes ban on lobbyist contributions

Posted: January 19, 2017

AUGUSTA — Maine lawmakers would no longer be allowed to accept campaign contributions from lobbyists under a bill unveiled Thursday by Sen. Justin...

Sen. Chenette: No immediate need for marijuana moratorium

Posted: January 18, 2017

AUGUSTA — Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, said Tuesday that there is no need for the Maine Legislature to enact three-month extension on the deadline...

Sen. Carpenter appointed committees on Veterans and Legal Affairs, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Posted: December 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, has been appointed by the Senate President to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Veterans...

Law protecting Mainers from voter intimidation goes into effect on Friday

Posted: July 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — A new law designed to prevent intimidating activity at polling places is due to take effect on Friday, July 29. “I feel very...