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Committee unanimously approves Bellows bill to modernize access to school meals

Committee unanimously approves Bellows bill to modernize access to school meals

Posted: April 03, 2019

The Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voted unanimously on Wednesday for a bill introduced by Sen. Shenna Bellows,...

Jackson, Diamond release statement regarding the death of Det. Ben Campbell

Jackson, Diamond release statement regarding the death of Det. Ben Campbell

Posted: April 03, 2019

AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, Detective Ben Campbell of Millinocket was killed in the line of duty in a crash on Interstate 95 in Hampden. According to...

Senate approves Millett bill to increase time school counselors and social workers spend with students

Senate approves Millett bill to increase time school counselors and social workers spend with students

Posted: April 02, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, LD 247 “An Act To Increase the Amount of Time School Counselors and Social...

Legislature passes bill Sen. Breen's pay equality on National Equal Pay Day

Legislature passes bill Sen. Breen's pay equality on National Equal Pay Day

Posted: April 02, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Maine Legislature overwhelmingly approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, to promote pay equality on Monday,...

Jackson’s “Buy American, Build Maine Act” gets public hearing

Jackson’s “Buy American, Build Maine Act” gets public hearing

Posted: April 01, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, would require the State of Maine to support American manufacturing and the...

Sen. Chipman bill to change local campaign financing endorsed by Senate

Sen. Chipman bill to change local campaign financing endorsed by Senate

Posted: April 01, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Ben Chipman’s, D-Portland, bill, LD 780 “An Act to Change Municipal Campaign Contribution Limits” was endorsed by the Senate...

Sanborn bill would benefit community solar energy projects in Maine

Sanborn bill would benefit community solar energy projects in Maine

Posted: March 29, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill introduced by Sen. Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, would help expand community-based solar energy projects in Maine. LD 1127, “An...

Vitelli introduces Student Loan Bill of Rights to prevent predatory lending practices in Maine

Vitelli introduces Student Loan Bill of Rights to prevent predatory lending practices in Maine

Posted: March 26, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill introduced by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, would protect Maine student loan borrowers from predatory lending practices. LD...

Sen. Chipman to introduce bill to ensure transparency in water districts

Sen. Chipman to introduce bill to ensure transparency in water districts

Posted: March 26, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, will introduce a bill, LD 1198,“An Act To Ensure Transparency and Participation in Maine Water...

Herbig introduces bill to help attract, retain volunteer firefighters

Herbig introduces bill to help attract, retain volunteer firefighters

Posted: March 25, 2019

Sen. Erin Herbig (front row, center), Rep. Tim Theriault (fourth from left) and Fire Chief Bill Gillespie (third from right), with other...