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Sen. LaFountain introduces bill to strengthen Kennebec County emergency communications 

AUGUSTA – On Tuesday, Sen. Dave LaFountain, D-Winslow, introduced a bill to ensure emergency response services are readily accessible and can effectively respond for residents of Kennebec County. LD 1828, “An Act Regarding Enhanced 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points,” was the subject of a...

Speaker Talbot Ross, Sen. Hickman introduce bills to protect rights of farm workers

AUGUSTA – On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Rachel Talbot Ross, D-Portland, and Sen. Craig Hickman, D-Winthrop, introduced a series of bills before the Legislature’s Labor and Housing Committee to protect the rights of agricultural workers in Maine. Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross “Farmers...

Sen. Hickman is a Harvard graduate and a local business owner, running a successful organic farm and bed and breakfast with his husband. He served in the Maine House of Representatives for eight years, sponsoring and fighting for measures that promote food sovereignty, protect individual rights and civil liberties, combat poverty and hunger, and support rural economic development. He previously served as House Chair of the Legislature’s Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and as a member of the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs.

He is the first black lawmaker in Maine to serve in both chambers of the Legislature.

Sen. Hickman’s father was a WWII veteran and Tuskegee Airman. Both of his parents were involved heavily in the civil rights movement, teaching him by example about the importance of public service and community. 

Sen. Hickman represents Senate District 14, which comprises Chelsea, Farmingdale, Gardiner, Hallowell, Manchester, Monmouth, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, West Gardiner and Winthrop. 

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