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Senate enacts Vitelli’s bill to curtail predatory student loan practices

Senate enacts Vitelli’s bill to curtail predatory student loan practices

Posted: April 18, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate unanimously voted to enact a bill from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, that would protect Mainers from predatory...

Senate enacts Vitelli drug pricing transparency bill

Senate enacts Vitelli drug pricing transparency bill

Posted: April 18, 2018

AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, the Maine Senate voted unanimously to enact a bill from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, that seeks to gather information...

Committee approves Dion community protection order bill

Committee approves Dion community protection order bill

Posted: April 17, 2018

The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee voted 7-3 in favor of a bill from Sen. Mark Dion, D-Portland, to increase the identification of high-risk...

Bellows disappointed in Senate failure to protect privacy

Bellows disappointed in Senate failure to protect privacy

Posted: April 17, 2018

AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, the Maine Senate again rejected a bill from Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to protect the personal information of Maine...

Jackson’s bill stiffening punishment for domestic-violence murder becomes law

Posted: April 17, 2018

A bill sponsored by Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, mandating stiffer penalties for murder involving domestic violence, was signed...

Legislature approves Millett bill to ensure safe drinking water in schools

Legislature approves Millett bill to ensure safe drinking water in schools

Posted: April 10, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Maine Legislature approved a bill from Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, that would ensure safe drinking water in Maine schools...

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...