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Sen. Chenette’s bill to ban lobbyist contributions clears Senate vote

Sen. Chenette’s bill to ban lobbyist contributions clears Senate vote

Posted: May 28, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation sponsored by Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, to reduce the outside influence of money and lobbyists in politics was approved by...

Jackson bill to support loggers and haulers heads to the governor’s desk

Jackson bill to support loggers and haulers heads to the governor’s desk

Posted: May 28, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate enacted landmark legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, that would allow loggers and wood haulers...

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

Posted: May 28, 2019

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

Vitelli bill to improve tax credit for working Mainers passes Committee

Vitelli bill to improve tax credit for working Mainers passes Committee

Posted: May 23, 2019

A bill introduced by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, would expand and improve a longstanding tax credit for Maine workers. LD 104, “An Act To...

Equal Rights Amendment earns two-thirds support in Maine Senate

Equal Rights Amendment earns two-thirds support in Maine Senate

Posted: May 23, 2019

AUGUSTA — A Maine Equal Rights Amendment, which would codify in the state’s Constitution equal protection under the law regardless of gender,...

Senate Democrats unanimously defeat bill that would undermine workers’ rights

Senate Democrats unanimously defeat bill that would undermine workers’ rights

Posted: May 23, 2019

AUGUSTA—All Democratic members of the Maine Senate voted against legislation from Rep. Larry Lockman, R-Bradley, that would undercut the ability of...

Jackson introduces legislation to help keep nursing homes open

Jackson introduces legislation to help keep nursing homes open

Posted: May 23, 2019

AUGUSTA—Legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, that would help nursing homes remain open and continue to operate, received a...

Senate approves Jackson bill to improve property tax relief for vets

Senate approves Jackson bill to improve property tax relief for vets

Posted: May 23, 2019

AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate unanimously approved legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, that would provide property tax relief to...

Lawrence bill to protect against hazardous substance leaks passes committee unanimously

Posted: May 23, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Mark Lawrence, D-Eliot, LD 1720, “An Act To Amend the So-called Dig Safe Law,” received unanimous approval from the...

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

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

Posted: May 23, 2019

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