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Sen. Tipping bill to protect against harmful frivolous lawsuits becomes law

AUGUSTA — On April 13, a bill from Sen. Mike Tipping, D-Orono, became law. As amended, LD 870, “An Act to Strengthen Freedom of Speech Protections by Enacting the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act,” covers “any statement made in connection with an issue of public interest in a...

Maine Senate gives initial support to Sen. Tipping bill to reduce consumer medical debt

AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, April 9, the Maine Senate gave initial unanimous approval to a bill from Sen. Mike Tipping, D-Orono. As amended, LD 2115, “An Act Requiring Health Care Providers to Engage in Fair Practices When Selling Medical Debt,” would prohibit medical debt collectors from charging...

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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