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Sen. Carpenter appointed to serve on Task force on Indian-State Relations

Sen. Carpenter appointed to serve on Task force on Indian-State Relations

Posted: July 24, 2019

AUGUSTA — Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, has appointed Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, to serve as co-chair of the State of Maine...

Proposal to fund rural hospitals, ambulance services signed into law

Proposal to fund rural hospitals, ambulance services signed into law

Posted: July 03, 2019

AUGUSTA—A proposal from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to fund rural hospitals and ambulance services was signed into law by Gov. Janet...

Sen. Breen bill to review, improve mental health services in Maine signed into law

Sen. Breen bill to review, improve mental health services in Maine signed into law

Posted: July 02, 2019

AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation introduced by Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, to form a working group to study and recommend...

Vitelli bill to help Maine schools buy fresh, local produce signed into law

Vitelli bill to help Maine schools buy fresh, local produce signed into law

Posted: July 01, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, that will help more Maine kids get access to fresh fruits and vegetables, was...

Jackson bill to fund “Mainers feeding Mainers” program becomes law

Jackson bill to fund “Mainers feeding Mainers” program becomes law

Posted: July 01, 2019

AUGUSTA—Legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to bolster hunger relief efforts and support local farms, was signed into law...

Gov. Mills signs Sen. Bellows bill to modernize access to school meals

Gov. Mills signs Sen. Bellows bill to modernize access to school meals

Posted: June 27, 2019

Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation introduced by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to modernize the application process for free meals for Maine...

Gov. Mills signs new law to provide stable funding for vital wastewater infrastructure

Gov. Mills signs new law to provide stable funding for vital wastewater infrastructure

Posted: June 27, 2019

Legislation from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to ensure a stable funding source for vital water and wastewater infrastructure upkeep and upgrades...

Gov. Mills signs Sen. Libby law to reduce lead poisoning rates

Gov. Mills signs Sen. Libby law to reduce lead poisoning rates

Posted: June 27, 2019

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, to reduce lead poisoning rates among Maine children, LD 1116 “An Act To Strengthen the Lead...

Senate Democrats' comprehensive prescription drug reform package becomes law

Senate Democrats' comprehensive prescription drug reform package becomes law

Posted: June 26, 2019

Legislation makes prescription medication more affordable and more accessible while holding pharmaceutical companies and corporate middlemen...

Senate passes Bellows bill to empower public employees when private data is stolen

Senate passes Bellows bill to empower public employees when private data is stolen

Posted: June 21, 2019

On Thursday, the Maine Senate unanimously enacted for a bill from Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to require that municipalities and school...