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Immigrant advocates dispute anecdotes driving LePage's safety-net proposal

Posted: March 18, 2011

... Sen. Margaret Craven, D-Lewiston, the ranking Democrat on the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee, agreed. "The time to help...

Maine Lawmakers Consider Bill to Ban Texting While Driving

Posted: March 15, 2011

... Plenty of supporters turned out today for a hearing on a bill that would prohibit anyone from texting on their cell phones while driving a motor...

Lawmakers take up bill banning texting while driving

Posted: March 15, 2011

... One Maine lawmaker is cracking down on texting and driving.  Windham Senator Bill Diamond, who sits on the transportation committee, helped get...

Bill to make seatbelt law less enforceable advances

Posted: March 15, 2011

... ormer Secretary of State Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, said it would send a bad message to teens across the state to change the law to a...

Alfond Convenes Meeting to Discuss Proposed Closure of Maine's Residential Substance Abuse Programs

Posted: March 15, 2011

Senator Justin Alfond is convening a meeting with legislators, Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner and state-wide health officials...

Resolution Celebrates 'Open Government' and Freedom of Information

Posted: March 13, 2011

Senator Barry Hobbins of Saco presented a Joint Resolution proclaiming Sunshine Week for the week of March 13 through March 19. Sunshine Week...

Hearing on Bill to Close Child Porn Loophole Scheduled for Monday

Posted: March 12, 2011

The hearing on Senator Bill Diamond's  (D-Cumberland County) legislation to close a loophole in the state's laws concerning child pornography will...

State budget concerns shared with Sen. Hobbins

Posted: March 11, 2011

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Concerns over suggested cuts in Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed budget were aired by area residents at a public informational...

Liberals, Conservatives Criticize LePage Executive Order

Posted: March 09, 2011

... "It's just the idea that this is an absolute bar, and it really tips the balance between the public's right to know and privacy," said Sen....

Sen. Craven: Welfare policy "put forth by MHPC will further disenfranchise those living in poverty"

Posted: March 08, 2011

As the lead Democrat on the Health and Human Services committee, I am, of course, interested in learning more from our newly confirmed commissioner...