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Committee unanimously approves Vitelli bill on Family Development Account program oversight

Committee unanimously approves Vitelli bill on Family Development Account program oversight

Posted: April 23, 2019

Legislation from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, LD 1217 “An Act To Clarify the Oversight of the Family Development Account Program” was...

Claxton bill to help victims of assault receives unanimous support from Senate

Claxton bill to help victims of assault receives unanimous support from Senate

Posted: April 23, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, LD 779, “An Act To Improve the Definition of ‘Strangulation’ in the ‘Aggravated...

Jackson introduces bill to hold drug companies accountable for opioid crisis

Jackson introduces bill to hold drug companies accountable for opioid crisis

Posted: April 23, 2019

AUGUSTA—A bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, that would hold drug companies accountable for their role in the opioid crisis...

Jackson presents legislation to lower property taxes for veterans

Jackson presents legislation to lower property taxes for veterans

Posted: April 23, 2019

AUGUSTA—Two bills from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, aimed at providing property tax relief to veterans received public hearings...

Bellows bill would safeguard taxpayer dollars from bad privatization schemes

Bellows bill would safeguard taxpayer dollars from bad privatization schemes

Posted: April 22, 2019

A bill introduced by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to safeguard taxpayer dollars by tightening requirements on privatization of existing state...

Senate approves Millett bill to ban e-cigarettes from Maine schools

Senate approves Millett bill to ban e-cigarettes from Maine schools

Posted: April 19, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate voted on Thursday in support of a bill submitted by Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, to ban e-cigarettes from...

Sen. Linda Sanborn introduces bill to establish substance use treatment programs in correctional facilities

Sen. Linda Sanborn introduces bill to establish substance use treatment programs in correctional facilities

Posted: April 19, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill introduced by Sen. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, would establish substance use disorder treatment programs in Maine’s correctional...

Sanborn bill would help homeless youth access health care services

Sanborn bill would help homeless youth access health care services

Posted: April 19, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation submitted by Sen. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, would make it easier for homeless youth to receive the health care services they...

Libby introduces bill to expand Homestead Exemption tax program

Libby introduces bill to expand Homestead Exemption tax program

Posted: April 19, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation submitted by Senate Majority Leader Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, would increase Maine’s Homestead Tax Exemption Act. LD 1172,...

Committee unanimously supports Libby bill to improve lead testing among Maine children

Committee unanimously supports Libby bill to improve lead testing among Maine children

Posted: April 19, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, to reduce lead poisoning rates among Maine children received...