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Chipman bill to strengthen rural Maine workforce accepted by Legislative Council

AUGUSTA — On Friday, Dec. 6, a bill from Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, LR 2951, “An Act to Create Incentives for Employers to Allow Employees to Work Remotely in Rural Maine,” was accepted by the Legislative Council. It will now go before the full Legislature for consideration next year....

New laws championed by Sen. Chipman take effect

AUGUSTA— A number of new laws sponsored and supported by Sen. Chipman took effect yesterday, Sept. 19. Maine people will begin to benefit from new laws working to make health care more affordable, create good-paying jobs, protect workers, invest in children and preserve Maine’s natural...

Senator Ben Chipman is serving his second term in the Maine Senate, having previously served for six years in the House of Representatives. He represents Senate District 27, which consists of part of the city of Portland, including Peaks, Cliff and Great Diamond islands.

A passion for environmental activism, public transportation, affordable housing and economic opportunity motivated Senator Chipman to become active in politics during his college years. He began his career in the State House as an aide in the Office of the Clerk of the House in 2002. Later, in 2010, he was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives, where he served the people of Portland for six years. During his tenure in the House, Sen. Chipman has served on the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs and the Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Chipman is a lifelong Mainer and a small-business owner. He resides in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland.


  • University of Maine, Class of 1997

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