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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...

Committee approves Libby bill to spur development of cooperatives and employee-owned businesses

Committee approves Libby bill to spur development of cooperatives and employee-owned businesses

Posted: May 23, 2019

Legislation from Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, to incentivize and assist with the development of cooperatives and employee-owned businesses was...

Senate approves Vitelli bill to put more local food in Maine schools

Senate approves Vitelli bill to put more local food in Maine schools

Posted: May 22, 2019

On Tuesday the Maine Senate voted unanimously in support of legislation from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to increase the amount of local food...

Senate approves Libby bill to reduce lead poisoning rates

Senate approves Libby bill to reduce lead poisoning rates

Posted: May 22, 2019

A bill sponsored by Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, would reduce lead poisoning rates among Maine children. LD 1116 “An Act To Strengthen the Lead...

Committee unanimously approves Jackson bill to support the construction of Washburn potato processing plant

Committee unanimously approves Jackson bill to support the construction of Washburn potato processing plant

Posted: May 21, 2019

AUGUSTA—The Legislature’s Taxation Committee unanimously approved a bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to allow a potato...

Senate approves Sen. Chipman’s yield to bus bill

Senate approves Sen. Chipman’s yield to bus bill

Posted: May 21, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, LD 458 “An Act to Require Motorists to Yield to Transit Buses,” received unanimous...

Senate gives initial approval to Jackson’s bill to support and loggers and haulers in party-line vote

Senate gives initial approval to Jackson’s bill to support and loggers and haulers in party-line vote

Posted: May 21, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate approved a bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, that would allow loggers and wood haulers to form...

Mills signs Vitelli law making it easier for municipalities to expand high-speed internet

Mills signs Vitelli law making it easier for municipalities to expand high-speed internet

Posted: May 20, 2019

On Thursday, Gov. Janet Mills signed into law a bill from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to re-establish the ability of municipalities to attach...