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Gov. Mills signs Chenette’s bill to review bullying laws

Posted: June 04, 2019

AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law a bill from Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, to review and overhaul Maine’s bullying laws. LD 1306,...

Senate unanimously passes Claxton bill to convene task force on long-term acute care

Senate unanimously passes Claxton bill to convene task force on long-term acute care

Posted: June 04, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill sponsored by Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, LD 439 “Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Health and Human Services To Convene a...

Senate unanimously supports Millett bill to inform public of local air contamination

Senate unanimously supports Millett bill to inform public of local air contamination

Posted: June 04, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, was supported unanimously in the Maine Senate on Tuesday. LD 1706, “An Act to Ensure...

Libby bill to establish ABLE accounts in Maine receives unanimous Senate approval

Libby bill to establish ABLE accounts in Maine receives unanimous Senate approval

Posted: June 04, 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 unanimously supports Bellows bill to increase staffing for Child Welfare Services Ombudsman Program

Senate unanimously supports Bellows bill to increase staffing for Child Welfare Services Ombudsman Program

Posted: June 04, 2019

A bill sponsored by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, LD 1094, “An Act To Increase Funding for Staffing for the Child Welfare Services Ombudsman...

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

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

Posted: June 04, 2019

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

Jackson rural cell phone bill heads to governor’s desk

Jackson rural cell phone bill heads to governor’s desk

Posted: June 04, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate unanimously enacted a bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, that would create a state plan to improve...

Senate President Jackson praises AG Frey for suit against Purdue Pharma

Senate President Jackson praises AG Frey for suit against Purdue Pharma

Posted: June 03, 2019

AUGUSTA—On Monday, Attorney General Aaron Frey filed a complaint in Kennebec County Superior Court against Purdue Pharma, the pharmaceutical...

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

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

Posted: May 31, 2019

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

Governor signs Chenette bill to combat robocalls

Governor signs Chenette bill to combat robocalls

Posted: May 30, 2019

AUGUSTA — On Thursday, Gov. Janet Mills signed into law a bill from Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, to ban automated and prerecorded robocalls to...