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Committee unanimously supports Bellows bill to increase fairness for retired state employees and teachers

Committee unanimously supports Bellows bill to increase fairness for retired state employees and teachers

Posted: February 04, 2020

A bill by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to eliminate the state income tax on retirement benefits for public employees including retired...

Budget committee chairs release statement on Gov. Mills’ supplemental budget proposal

Budget committee chairs release statement on Gov. Mills’ supplemental budget proposal

Posted: February 04, 2020

AUGUSTA – Governor Janet Mills unveiled her supplemental budget proposal at a press conference on Monday, Feb. 3. An overview of the supplemental...

Rules take effect for Sen. Vitelli’s prescription drug transparency law

Rules take effect for Sen. Vitelli’s prescription drug transparency law

Posted: February 04, 2020

AUGUSTA — New prescription drug price transparency rules, which were unanimously adopted by the Maine Health Data Organization last month, take...

Millett introduces bill to eliminate disability service wait lists for adults

Millett introduces bill to eliminate disability service wait lists for adults

Posted: January 29, 2020

AUGUSTA — Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, on Monday introduced a bill that aims to eliminate service wait lists for disabled adults in...

Libby introduces bill to protect local independent pharmacies

Libby introduces bill to protect local independent pharmacies

Posted: January 23, 2020

AUGUSTA — Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, on Thursday introduced a bill that would protect Maine’s local independent pharmacies and improve cost...

Libby introduces bill to help homeless, foster children in Maine earn high school diplomas

Libby introduces bill to help homeless, foster children in Maine earn high school diplomas

Posted: January 23, 2020

AUGUSTA — Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, on Wednesday introduced a bill that would help more homeless youth and youth in foster care earn a high...

Vitelli, AARP Maine present bill to help more workers plan and save for retirement

Vitelli, AARP Maine present bill to help more workers plan and save for retirement

Posted: January 23, 2020

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, was joined by representatives of AARP Maine and a national expert for a press...

Bellows bill would encourage further broadband coverage in Maine

Bellows bill would encourage further broadband coverage in Maine

Posted: January 21, 2020

A bill sponsored by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, would encourage further development of broadband coverage in Maine. LD 1563, “An Act To...

Bellows bill prompts unanimous Committee support for new speech language pathologist rules

Bellows bill prompts unanimous Committee support for new speech language pathologist rules

Posted: January 21, 2020

Thanks to a bill sponsored by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to help ensure Maine students are able to access the speech language therapy...

Energy storage commission chaired by Vitelli releases report

Energy storage commission chaired by Vitelli releases report

Posted: January 07, 2020

AUGUSTA — A commission studying the potential for energy storage projects in Maine, which was chaired by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, has...