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Deschambault bill to permit alcohol tastings at farmers’ markets receives Senate approval

Deschambault bill to permit alcohol tastings at farmers’ markets receives Senate approval

Posted: June 12, 2019

A bill from Sen. Susan Deschambault, D-Biddeford, LD 805, “An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Taste Testing and Retail Sales of Liquor at...

Vitelli bill to boost local clean energy jobs, reduce air pollution, and advance energy independence passes in Committee

Vitelli bill to boost local clean energy jobs, reduce air pollution, and advance energy independence passes in Committee

Posted: June 11, 2019

Legislation from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to increase investment in local clean energy projects and jobs was endorsed in the Legislature’s...

Maine Senate approves comprehensive prescription drug price reform in initial votes

Maine Senate approves comprehensive prescription drug price reform in initial votes

Posted: June 11, 2019

The legislation would make prescription medication more affordable and more accessible while holding pharmaceutical companies and corporate middlemen...

Senate unanimously supports Bellows bill to improve addiction recovery services in Maine

Senate unanimously supports Bellows bill to improve addiction recovery services in Maine

Posted: June 11, 2019

On Monday, the Maine Senate unanimously voted for a bill from Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to improve addiction recovery services and...

Vitelli’s Student Loan Bill of Rights unanimously enacted by Senate

Vitelli’s Student Loan Bill of Rights unanimously enacted by Senate

Posted: June 11, 2019

  A bill from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to protect Maine student loan borrowers from predatory lending practices was unanimously...

Vitelli’s Student Loan Bill of Rights receives unanimous Senate approval

Vitelli’s Student Loan Bill of Rights receives unanimous Senate approval

Posted: June 07, 2019

A bill from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to protect Maine student loan borrowers from predatory lending practices received unanimous, bipartisan...

Gov. Mills signs Jackson bill to support loggers and haulers into law

Posted: June 07, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to support loggers and haulers was signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills on...

Senate unanimously enacts Libby bill to protect health insurance and retirement fund for firefighters and law enforcement officers

Senate unanimously enacts Libby bill to protect health insurance and retirement fund for firefighters and law enforcement officers

Posted: June 05, 2019

Legislation from Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, to protect the Retired County and Municipal Law Enforcement Officers and Municipal Firefighters Health...

Senate enacts Libby bill to establish ABLE accounts in Maine

Senate enacts Libby bill to establish ABLE accounts in Maine

Posted: June 05, 2019

Legislation from Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, LD 1637, “An Act To Prevent Medicaid Payment from a Savings Account Established under the Federal...

Senate passes suite of bills to protect Maine workers in initial party-line vote

Senate passes suite of bills to protect Maine workers in initial party-line vote

Posted: June 05, 2019

AUGUSTA— The Maine Senate approved a suite of bills sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, Sen. Mark Lawrence, D-Eliot, and Sen....