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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...

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...