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Senate approves Libby bill to increase access to child care

Senate approves Libby bill to increase access to child care

Posted: April 09, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate approved a bill from Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, to increase payments to care providers that serve working families in...

Legislature gives initial approval to Jackson ‘Hire American’ bill

Legislature gives initial approval to Jackson ‘Hire American’ bill

Posted: April 06, 2018

  AUGUSTA—The Legislature approved a bill from Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson, of Allagash, which seeks to incentivize the hiring of...

RADIO ADDRESS: Respecting the will of the people, the Secretary of State and the legislative process

RADIO ADDRESS: Respecting the will of the people, the Secretary of State and the legislative process

Posted: April 06, 2018

Government works best when all branches and office operate within their scope of power as outlined in the Maine Constitution. To me, it is...

Senate votes to override Lepage Veto of Chipman naloxone bill

Posted: April 04, 2018

AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate voted unanimously 32-0 to override Gov. LePage’s veto of legislation from Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, to increase the...

Dion community protection order receives public hearing

Dion community protection order receives public hearing

Posted: April 03, 2018

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Mark Dion, D-Portland to increase the identification of high-risk individuals and increase the capacity of communities...

Breen Response to Outrageous Senate Order

Breen Response to Outrageous Senate Order

Posted: April 03, 2018

AUGUSTA — Late Monday night, the Maine Senate passed an unprecedented Senate Order which permits the Senate President to pursue broad legal action...

Senate Democratic Leadership responds to outrageous RCV Senate Order

Senate Democratic Leadership responds to outrageous RCV Senate Order

Posted: April 02, 2018

AUGUSTA — On Monday, the Maine Senate passed an unprecedented Senate Order which permits the Senate President to pursue broad legal action...

Legislature to hold public hearing tomorrow on Dion “red flag” bill

Legislature to hold public hearing tomorrow on Dion “red flag” bill

Posted: April 02, 2018

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Mark Dion, D-Portland, to increase the identification of high-risk individuals and increase the capacity of communities...

Senate unanimously approves Millett school security funding bill

Senate unanimously approves Millett school security funding bill

Posted: March 27, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate unanimously approved a bill from Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, that would make funding for security upgrades...

Senate overwhelming approves Bellows bill to promote quality recovery residences

Senate overwhelming approves Bellows bill to promote quality recovery residences

Posted: March 27, 2018

AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill from Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to promote the safety and quality recovery...