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Gov. Mills signs Sen. Tipping bill to increase accountability of public utilities

AUGUSTA — On June 23, Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill sponsored by Sen. Mike Tipping, D-Orono, into law. The bill, LD 325, “An Act to Require Transparency in Public Utility Advertising Expenditures,” will ban public utilities from spending of ratepayer money on political contributions,...

Gov. Mills signs Sen. Tipping bill to allow student representation on the UMS Board of Trustees

AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mils has signed into law a bill sponsored by Sen. Mike Tipping, D-Orono. The bill, LD 1656, “An Act to Allow Student Representation within the Governance of the University of Maine System,” will allow students to elect student members to the University of Maine System...

Sen. Mike Tipping grew up in Orono, attending Asa Adams Elementary and Orono Middle and High School before studying Political Science at Dalhousie University, where he served as Student Union President and Chair of the Alliance of Nova Scotia Student Associations.

Sen. Tipping has worked in the field of public advocacy for his entire career, including serving as spokesperson for statewide referendum campaigns to expand senior care and raise Maine’s minimum wage.

Working for the Maine People’s Alliance and Maine People’s Resource Center, he helped hold the former owners of the HoltraChem plant accountable for mercury pollution in the Penobscot River through a landmark federal lawsuit and mandated ecosystem-wide cleanup.

Sen. Tipping has written regular opinion columns for several Maine publications and in 2014 authored the book “As Maine Went” on Maine politics and policy.

A proud union member, Sen. Tipping believes that by working together we can build stronger communities and better lives for families in Maine.

He lives in Orono with his wife, Maggie, and their eight-year-old twins.

Sen. Tipping is serving his first term in the Maine Senate.

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