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Senate unanimously supports Vitelli bill to increase accountability of for-profit colleges

Senate unanimously supports Vitelli bill to increase accountability of for-profit colleges

Posted: May 08, 2019

A bill introduced by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to ensure that for-profit colleges operating in Maine meet basic education standards was...

Sen. Chipman bill to address campaign financing is signed by Gov. Mill

Sen. Chipman bill to address campaign financing is signed by Gov. Mill

Posted: May 08, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, LD 780 “An Act to Change Municipal Campaign Contribution Limits” was signed into law...

Chipman bill to make public transit more accessible

Chipman bill to make public transit more accessible

Posted: May 08, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, LD 1166, “An Act To Require Public Transit To Be Accessible to Blind or Visually...

Senate Democrats’ prescription drug package receives bipartisan support in Committee

Senate Democrats’ prescription drug package receives bipartisan support in Committee

Posted: May 07, 2019

AUGUSTA—A suite of prescription drug reform bills from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli,...

Committee supports Libby bill to increase number of high-quality teachers in high-need schools

Committee supports Libby bill to increase number of high-quality teachers in high-need schools

Posted: May 07, 2019

Legislation from Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, to increase the number of high-quality teachers in high-need school districts was endorsed in the...

Millett’s earned paid time off bill receives unanimous support in initial Senate votes

Millett’s earned paid time off bill receives unanimous support in initial Senate votes

Posted: May 07, 2019

AUGUSTA— The Maine Senate unanimously approved legislation from Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, that would create a statewide earned paid...

Committee unanimously supports Sen. Libby bill to improve the quality of memory care facilities

Committee unanimously supports Sen. Libby bill to improve the quality of memory care facilities

Posted: May 06, 2019

Legislation from Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, to improve the quality of care provided to residents in memory care facilities was unanimously...

Sen. Millett introduces bill to increase funding for child care providers

Sen. Millett introduces bill to increase funding for child care providers

Posted: May 06, 2019

Millett: “Ensuring our youngest children have the opportunity to build strong foundations is essential to their accomplishments in their school...

Carpenter bill to protect animals receives committee approval

Posted: May 03, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, LD 1090, "An Act To Update the Criminal Animal Welfare Laws," received approval from the...

Jackson introduces bill to support rural hospitals

Posted: May 03, 2019

AUGUSTA—A bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to support rural hospitals received a public hearing before the Legislature’s...