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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...

Governor signs into law Millett bill to ensure safe drinking water in Maine schools

Governor signs into law Millett bill to ensure safe drinking water in Maine schools

Posted: May 30, 2019

AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills signed into a law a bill from Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, that would help ensure safe drinking water in...

Claxton bill to help homeowners receives committee support

Claxton bill to help homeowners receives committee support

Posted: May 30, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, LD 1327, “An Act To Require Residential Mortgage Loan Servicers To Act in Good Faith in...

New Vitelli law will increase accountability of for-profit colleges

New Vitelli law will increase accountability of for-profit colleges

Posted: May 29, 2019

Legislation introduced by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to ensure for-profit colleges operating in Maine meet basic education standards was signed...

Senate unanimously supports Sen. Libby bill to improve the quality of memory care facilities

Senate unanimously supports Sen. Libby bill to improve the quality of memory care facilities

Posted: May 29, 2019

Legislation from Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, to improve the quality of care provided to residents in memory care facilities was unanimously...

Senate unanimously approves Bellows bill to modernize access to school meals

Senate unanimously approves Bellows bill to modernize access to school meals

Posted: May 28, 2019

Maine Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday for a bill introduced by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to modernize the application process for free...