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Category: Veterans and Legal Affairs

BILL RECOGNIZING FALLEN VETERANS WITH NO NEXT-OF-KIN RECEIVES PUBLIC HEARING

Posted: March 02, 2015

Sen. Alfond introduces measure in honor of fallen 19th century soldier   AUGUSTA--A bill to ensure that all veterans receive gravemakers--even...

MAINE SENATE RECONVENES FOR 51 LEPAGE NOMINATIONS

Posted: September 23, 2014

Public hearings to start this week AUGUSTA--The Maine Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, September 30 at 10:00 a.m. to vote on Governor Paul...

MPBN: Maine Lawmakers Awash in Flood of Competing Gambling Bills

Posted: January 21, 2014

By AJ Higgins Read more here Time is running out for a legislative policy committee charged with reviewing several bills that would expand gambling...

MEASURE TO INCREASE GAMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVES A PUBLIC HEARING

Posted: January 08, 2014

Senator Patrick sponsors bill to allow veterans’ and fraternal groups to operate slot machines AUGUSTA- Democratic Senator John Patrick of Rumford...

SENATE SUPPORTS MEASURE TO STRENGTHEN MAINE LAWS ON MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT

Posted: June 05, 2013

Bill sponsored by Senator Valentino directs Adjutant General to conduct an assessment of the Maine Code of Military Justice AUGUSTA-– Earlier...

BUDGET COMMITTEE TAKES ON LIQUOR DEAL FINANCIALS

Posted: April 08, 2013

Final payment to hospitals to move forward   AUGUSTA -- Lawmakers on the state’s budget writing committee agreed today that they would take...

Legislative sentiment for Ray Broomhall

Posted: April 25, 2012

AUGUSTA -- On April 6 in the Maine Legislature, a Legislative sentiment was made on behalf of Ray Broomhall for his retirement after 50 active years...

MEASURE HELPING VET ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVES INITIAL SUPPORT IN MAINE SENATE

Posted: April 09, 2012

AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate gave initial support for a bill that would allow charitable nonprofits, including Veterans organizations, to operate up to...

State Liquor Deal Expires in 2 Years, Renewal Decision Due in July

Posted: April 03, 2012

A liquor distribution contract negotiated eight years ago by then Governor John Baldacci with a private company is up for renewal in two years,...

Bill would move Maine away from caucuses toward presidential primary

Posted: March 15, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine — A last-minute bill has been submitted to the Legislature to shift Maine from a presidential caucus state to a presidential primary...