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Sen. Maxmin introduces bill to improve PAC finance laws

AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, Sen. Chloe Maxmin, D-Nobleboro, introduced a bill to improve Maine’s laws regarding spending by political action committees. LD 1621, “An Act To Reform Payments to Legislators by Political Action Committees,” was the subject of a public hearing before the...

Sen. Hickman appointed to chair Labor and Housing Committee

AUGUSTA — Senate President Troy Jackson of Allagash has appointed Sen. Craig Hickman, D-Winthrop, to serve as Senate Chair of the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing. Sen. Craig Hickman “The Labor and Housing Committee oversees so many bills that impact...

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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