Garland Student Wins First Prize in Essay Contest

Contact: Jim Cyr Communications Director Office of the Maine Senate President (207)287-1501 AUGUSTA – Kiley Eckstein of Garland is among the first place winners of the 2017 Maine Constitution Essay and Poster Contest.  The annual competition allows Maine students from grades K through 12 to submit essays regarding the Maine Constitution, voting and democracy.  Younger … Continue reading Garland Student Wins First Prize in Essay Contest

Lawrence High Singers Perform at Maine State House

Contact: Jim Cyr Communications Director Office of the Maine Senate President (207) 287-1501 AUGUSTA – Members of the Lawrence High School “Vocal Vibe” performed at the Maine State House on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The group, which is directed by Renae Misner, sang the National Anthem to begin the session of the Maine House of … Continue reading Lawrence High Singers Perform at Maine State House

Rumford Librarian Recognized in Augusta

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pictured: Senator Lisa Keim and Ginny Todd, Marshall Todd, son Richard Todd, daughter Kristen Chapman and grandchildren Grace, Caleb, Daniel and Chloe Chapman AUGUSTA – Senator Lisa Keim (R-Oxford) welcomed Ginny Todd and her family to the Maine Senate on Thursday, … Continue reading Rumford Librarian Recognized in Augusta

Senate Widely Approves Joint Order to Continue Funding Downeast Correctional Facility

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – Senator Joyce Maker (R-Washington) today presented a Joint Order, S.P. 573, before the Maine Senate to preserve funding for the Downeast Correctional Facility for the next two years. The order, which received broad support from both parties, passed on … Continue reading Senate Widely Approves Joint Order to Continue Funding Downeast Correctional Facility

Dover-Foxcroft Man Turns 95, Recognized in Augusta

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sen. Paul Davis, Clifford Wiley, Rep. Norman Higgins AUGUSTA – On Thursday, May 18, Senator Paul Davis (R-Piscataquis) welcomed Clifford Wiley of Dover-Foxcroft and his family to the State House to receive a Legislative Sentiment in the House of Representatives honoring … Continue reading Dover-Foxcroft Man Turns 95, Recognized in Augusta

Sen. Joyce Maker Disappointed with Governor’s Decision to Commute Prisoners

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – The Senate Republican Office has received information throughout the day regarding the commutation of prisoners at Downeast, Bolduc and Windham (so far) to free up enough beds to close the Downeast Correctional Facility. “There are so many questions yet … Continue reading Sen. Joyce Maker Disappointed with Governor’s Decision to Commute Prisoners

Supreme Judicial Court Finds Ranked-Choice Voting Unconstitutional

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Supreme Judicial Court Finds Ranked-Choice Voting Unconstitutional AUGUSTA – The Supreme Judicial Court today released a decision in response to the Maine Senate’s solemn occasion request finding ranked-choice voting, as passed on the ballot last November under Question 5, to be … Continue reading Supreme Judicial Court Finds Ranked-Choice Voting Unconstitutional

Governor Lays Off Downeast Correctional Facility Workers, Commutes Sentences

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – On Friday, May 19, the Governor delivered pink slips to all 46 employees of the Downeast Correctional Facility in Bucks Harbor, transferring a large number of prisoners from the minimum security prison to maximum security facilities and is rumored … Continue reading Governor Lays Off Downeast Correctional Facility Workers, Commutes Sentences