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Sen. Bellows to chair Legislature’s Labor and Housing Committee

Sen. Bellows to chair Legislature’s Labor and Housing Committee

Posted: December 31, 2018

AUGUSTA — Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, has been appointed by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to chair the Joint Standing Committee...

Radio Address: When health care is under attack, we must stand up and fight back.

Radio Address: When health care is under attack, we must stand up and fight back.

Posted: December 28, 2018

Health care is a basic human right. It’s about the freedom of people to lead healthy, happy and productive lives. It’s about the right of...

Sen. Millett statement on Mills’ education nominee

Sen. Millett statement on Mills’ education nominee

Posted: December 27, 2018

AUGUSTA—On Wednesday, Governor-Elect Janet Mills announced the nomination of Pender Makin to serve as Commissioner for the Maine Department of...

President Jackson announces committee assignments

President Jackson announces committee assignments

Posted: December 27, 2018

AUGUSTA — On Friday, Senate President Troy Jackson of Allagash announced the committee assignments for the 129th Maine Legislature. There are 17...

Herbig laws to expand firefighter training and create Gold Star memorial take effect

Herbig laws to expand firefighter training and create Gold Star memorial take effect

Posted: December 21, 2018

AUGUSTA — Two new laws by Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, to expand live fire training for firefighters and create a Gold Star memorial in Capitol...

Jackson health care laws take effect

Jackson health care laws take effect

Posted: December 20, 2018

  AUGUSTA — Two new laws from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, aimed at increasing access to health care professionals and...

Diamond law to prioritize child safety in family reunification takes effect

Diamond law to prioritize child safety in family reunification takes effect

Posted: December 20, 2018

AUGUSTA — A new law by Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, which clarifies the statute regarding family reunification in the child welfare system, went...

Millett background checks for school employees bill takes effect

Millett background checks for school employees bill takes effect

Posted: December 20, 2018

AUGUSTA — “An Act to Require Background Checks for All School Employees” went into effect last week. This bill was unanimously supported by the...

Vitelli drug pricing transparency law produces first report

Vitelli drug pricing transparency law produces first report

Posted: December 19, 2018

  AUGUSTA — Earlier this month, the Maine Health Data Organization released its first annual prescription drug report in compliance with a...

Jackson statement on ACA ruling

Jackson statement on ACA ruling

Posted: December 16, 2018

AUGUSTA—Senate President Troy Jackson of Allagash released the following statement in response to the latest ruling on the constitutionality of the...