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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...

Breen introduces bill to review, improve mental health services in Maine

Breen introduces bill to review, improve mental health services in Maine

Posted: May 17, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, introduced a bill that would form a working group to study and recommend improvements for mental health...

Senate unanimously votes to enact Vitelli bill to hold for-profit colleges accountable

Senate unanimously votes to enact Vitelli bill to hold for-profit colleges accountable

Posted: May 17, 2019

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate voted Thursday to enact legislation from Assistant Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, that would...

Senate unanimously enacts Millett’s first-in-the-nation statewide earned paid time off policy

Senate unanimously enacts Millett’s first-in-the-nation statewide earned paid time off policy

Posted: May 17, 2019

AUGUSTA— The Maine Senate unanimously voted to enact legislation from Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, that would create a statewide...

Senate gives initial approval to Jackson rural ambulance bill

Senate gives initial approval to Jackson rural ambulance bill

Posted: May 16, 2019

AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate approved a bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to support rural ambulance and neonatal services, in an...