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Jackson, Gideon, Claxton, Legislative Democrats present legislation to end abusive billing and prioritize patients at public hearing

Jackson, Gideon, Claxton, Legislative Democrats present legislation to end abusive billing and prioritize patients at public hearing

Posted: February 26, 2020

AUGUSTA — Legislative Democrats’ Patients First health care reform package received a public hearing before the Legislature’s Health Coverage,...

Millett bill to fund essential services for intellectually disabled Mainers receives unanimous committee support

Millett bill to fund essential services for intellectually disabled Mainers receives unanimous committee support

Posted: February 25, 2020

AUGUSTA— On Tuesday, a bill from Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Portland, received unanimous approval from the Legislature’s Health and Human Services...

Senate votes unanimously to support Dill bill to eliminate online burn permit fees

Senate votes unanimously to support Dill bill to eliminate online burn permit fees

Posted: February 25, 2020

AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, the Maine Senate voted unanimously to support a bill from Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, LD 1788, “An Act To Eliminate Online...

Sen. Lawrence testifies in support of Patients First health care reform package

Posted: February 25, 2020

AUGUSTA – Sen. Mark Lawrence, D-Eliot, testified on Tuesday in favor of the Patients First health care reform package, a suite of legislation that...

Sen. Chenette welcomes senate pages from Saco to State House

Sen. Chenette welcomes senate pages from Saco to State House

Posted: February 21, 2020

AUGUSTA — On Thursday, Feb. 20, Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, welcomed Victoria Boure, Alexis Bernier, Alexyai Telarico and Jazzmyn Goff, all of...

Committee supports Libby bill to increase graduation rates for vulnerable youths

Committee supports Libby bill to increase graduation rates for vulnerable youths

Posted: February 19, 2020

The Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voted 7-4 on Wednesday in favor of LD 1916, “An Act To Increase High School...

Committee votes in favor of Deschambault bill to increase access to defibrillators

Posted: February 19, 2020

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Susan Deschambault, D-Biddeford, to increase access to automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in Maine received...

Committee votes unanimously in favor of Herbig bill to invest in Maine career and technical education

Committee votes unanimously in favor of Herbig bill to invest in Maine career and technical education

Posted: February 13, 2020

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, to invest in career and technical education centers in Maine received bipartisan committee...

Sen. Bellows introduces emergency legislation to increase reimbursement rates for Maine seniors

Sen. Bellows introduces emergency legislation to increase reimbursement rates for Maine seniors

Posted: February 12, 2020

Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, filed emergency legislation to increase home care reimbursement rates for Maine seniors. Sen. Bellows will unveil...

Committee supports Libby bill to protect local independent pharmacies

Committee supports Libby bill to protect local independent pharmacies

Posted: February 10, 2020

The Legislature’s Health Care, Insurance and Financial Services Committee voted 5-4 on Thursday to support an amended version of LD 1928, “An...