Senate unanimously enacts Sen. Hickman bill to help retired Maine state employees access health care coverage
AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, the Maine Senate unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Craig Hickman, D-Winthrop. LD 591, “An Act to Require the State to Pay Medicare Premiums for Certain Retired State Employees,” closes a loophole that prevented the State of Maine from covering health care...
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...
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.