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Jackson introduces bill to expand cell phone coverage in rural Maine

Jackson introduces bill to expand cell phone coverage in rural Maine

Posted: May 01, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, that would increase cell phone coverage in rural Maine received a public hearing...

Senate Democrats release statement on revenue forecasting report

Senate Democrats release statement on revenue forecasting report

Posted: May 01, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Maine Revenue Forecasting Committee presented its biannual report on revenue projections at the State House on Wednesday. The report...

Maine Senate approves Chenette bill to make water a public right

Posted: April 30, 2019

AUGUSTA —On Tuesday, a bill sponsored by Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco passed unanimously in the Maine Senate. LD 1121, “An Act To Acknowledge...

Jackson bill to provide property tax relief for veterans earns committee approval

Jackson bill to provide property tax relief for veterans earns committee approval

Posted: April 30, 2019

AUGUSTA—Legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, that would provide property tax relief to Maine veterans, received initial...

Sen. Libby bill would improve quality of care in memory care facilities

Sen. Libby bill would improve quality of care in memory care facilities

Posted: April 30, 2019

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

Bellows bill would increase staffing for Child Welfare Services Ombudsman Program

Bellows bill would increase staffing for Child Welfare Services Ombudsman Program

Posted: April 30, 2019

A bill sponsored by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, would add four staff people to the Child Welfare Services Ombudsman’s office. LD 1094, “An...

Jackson introduces legislation to prevent mill closures

Jackson introduces legislation to prevent mill closures

Posted: April 29, 2019

LD 596 puts power back into the hands of workers and communities to save their towns and mitigate the damage caused by mill closures  ...

Jackson presents legislation to allow loggers, haulers the right to form a cooperative

Posted: April 29, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to allow loggers and wood haulers to form cooperatives and demand better...

Committee approves Vitelli bill to put more local food in Maine schools

Committee approves Vitelli bill to put more local food in Maine schools

Posted: April 29, 2019

On Monday, members of the Legislature’s Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs voted 7-3 in support of legislation from Sen. Eloise Vitelli,...

Sen. Chipman introduces bill to improve energy and efficiency building codes

Sen. Chipman introduces bill to improve energy and efficiency building codes

Posted: April 29, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, introduced a bill, LD 1543 “An Act To Amend the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code” on Friday to...