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Senate supports Vitelli bill to boost clean energy jobs and advance energy independence

Senate supports Vitelli bill to boost clean energy jobs and advance energy independence

Posted: June 18, 2019

Legislation from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to increase investment in local clean energy projects and jobs was endorsed in the Maine Senate on...

Libby bill to better compensate victims of property crimes clears Senate

Libby bill to better compensate victims of property crimes clears Senate

Posted: June 18, 2019

A bill sponsored by Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, would compensate victims of property crimes more quickly and fully than they are now. LD 1550, “An...

Jackson bill to support the construction of Washburn potato processing plant heads to governor’s desk

Jackson bill to support the construction of Washburn potato processing plant heads to governor’s desk

Posted: June 18, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to allow a potato processing plant in Aroostook County, was enacted in the...

Maine Legislature passes strong, bipartisan two-year budget

Maine Legislature passes strong, bipartisan two-year budget

Posted: June 14, 2019

AUGUSTA – The Maine House and Senate voted today to pass the bipartisan budget agreement reached by the Appropriations Committee, sending the...

Mills signs bill allowing the use of project labor agreements in public projects

Mills signs bill allowing the use of project labor agreements in public projects

Posted: June 13, 2019

AUGUSTA—A bill sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, authorizing the use of project labor agreements in public works projects was...

Appropriations Committee reaches strong, bipartisan budget agreement

Appropriations Committee reaches strong, bipartisan budget agreement

Posted: June 12, 2019

  AUGUSTA – The Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee reached a bipartisan budget agreement in a Committee...

Senate approves Jackson nursing home bill in initial vote

Senate approves Jackson nursing home bill in initial vote

Posted: June 12, 2019

AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate unanimously approved legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, that would support nursing homes, in an...

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...