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Bill to lower college costs endorsed by Education Committee

Posted: February 02, 2017

AUGUSTA — A majority of the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs committee voted on Wednesday to support a bill by Sen. Rebecca Millett,...

Senate Democrats focused on reining in out-of-control property taxes

Posted: February 02, 2017

AUGUSTA — Senate Democrats in the Maine Legislature will stand with Maine’s property taxpayers who risk being priced out of their homes because...

Bill to allow alcohol sales on cruises sails through committee

Posted: February 01, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee gave its unanimous, bipartisan endorsement to a bill by Sen. Dave Miramant,...

Diamond bill would make Maine comply with federal ID standards

Posted: February 01, 2017

Maine must take action to protect citizens’ freedom of travel, not wait for Congress AUGUSTA — Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, stressed Wednesday...

Sen. Bellows signs letter denouncing Trump’s anti-refugee, anti-Muslim order

Posted: January 31, 2017

HALLOWELL — Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, joined other elected officials as well as community members and clergy from the capital region in...

Sens. Deschambault, Dion to serve on special marijuana committee

Posted: January 31, 2017

AUGUSTA — Sen. Susan Deschambault, D-Biddeford, and Sen. Mark Dion, D-Portland, have been appointed by the Senate President to serve on the...

Millett bill would create training licensure for graduates of tech school plumbing programs

Posted: January 31, 2017

AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, would allow students who study plumbing at a Career and Technical Education school to...

Sen. Chipman denounces Trump’s Muslim, refugee ban

Posted: January 29, 2017

AUGUSTA — Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, will attend a rally Sunday at the Portland International Jetport to join his constituents and other Mainers...

Libby: Trump’s Muslim, refugee ban is moral failure unparalleled in modern era

Posted: January 29, 2017

AUGUSTA — Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, joined leaders of his city’s community of New Mainers in denouncing President Donald Trump’s executive...

Sen. Dion: Trump’s order a ‘direct assault’ on Constitution

Posted: January 29, 2017

AUGUSTA — Sen. Mark Dion, D-Portland, released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending entry of all...