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Category: Veterans and Legal Affairs

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...

Bill to fight voter intimidation easily clears committee hurdle

Posted: February 12, 2016

AUGUSTA — On Friday, a bill to fight voter intimidation by imposing reasonable limits on people video recording at polling places won the unanimous...

GOP SENATORS SUPPORT MEASURE TO STYMIE VOTER PARTICIPATION

Posted: April 29, 2015

Voter ID: “unnecessary solution in search of a problem”   AUGUSTA – In a vote of 18 - 17, with Senators Katz and Langley joining the...

FLIP-FLOPPING GOP SENATORS SUSTAIN VETO OF CHEATER PINTS BILL

Posted: April 09, 2015

Consumer protection bill would have ensured “If you pay for a pint, you get a pint”   AUGUSTA – In a party-line vote of 14 - 20, Maine...

MEASURE TO HELP MAINE BREWERS ENACTED

Posted: April 02, 2015

“Win-win” for Maine’s large and small craft brewers   AUGUSTA – A measure to strengthen and grow Maine’s burgeoning craft brewing...

BILL CRACKING DOWN ON “CHEATER PINTS” ENACTED

Posted: April 02, 2015

“If you pay for a pint, you should get a pint” AUGUSTA – A measure that will standardize the amount of beer sold as a “pint” was enacted...

MEASURE TO HELP MAINE BREWERS MOVES FORWARD

Posted: March 04, 2015

“Win-win” for Maine’s large and small craft brewers   AUGUSTA – A measure to strengthen and grow Maine’s burgeoning craft brewing...