Sen. Volk’s Bills to Address Opioid Epidemic and Labor Trafficking Survive Vetoes

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – The Legislature voted on Wednesday, May 2 to override the Governor’s vetoes of LD 1740 and LD 1771 by wide margins. LD 1740, which was overridden in the Senate unanimously and in the House by a vote of 136-12, … Continue reading Sen. Volk’s Bills to Address Opioid Epidemic and Labor Trafficking Survive Vetoes

Senate Gives Initial Approval to Bill Creating the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital License Plate

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sen. Collins delivering floor speech AUGUSTA – The Senate today unanimously supported an amended version of LD 1685 to create a specialty Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital registration plate. The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital is the only full-service children’s hospital in Maine. … Continue reading Senate Gives Initial Approval to Bill Creating the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital License Plate

Senate Continues to Insist on Closer Scrutiny of Costly Home Care Referendum

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov But House Democrats Actions Will Keep Voters in the Dark AUGUSTA - By a bipartisan vote of 28-4, the Maine Senate today voted to insist that “An Act To Establish Universal Home Care for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities” be referred to committee for … Continue reading Senate Continues to Insist on Closer Scrutiny of Costly Home Care Referendum

Senate Republicans Fight for Rural Maine Jobs

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – Senate Republicans voted twice on Tuesday, April 3 to support an amended version of LD 1757 by a vote of 19-16. This bill, as amended, would slow the minimum wage increases to a rate of $0.50 per year until … Continue reading Senate Republicans Fight for Rural Maine Jobs

Legislature Unanimously Upholds Davis’s Deer Baiting Bill

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – Senator Paul Davis’s bill to amend the penalties for hunting deer over bait survived a veto override by a vote of 33-0 in the Senate and 148-0 in the House. The bill, LD 1816, amends a law passed last … Continue reading Legislature Unanimously Upholds Davis’s Deer Baiting Bill

Brakey’s Municipal Consolidation Reform Bill Enacted in Senate

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – Senator Eric Brakey’s (R-Androscoggin) bill to reform the process for municipalities to consolidate, LD 1840, today received final approval in the Maine Senate. This bill, sponsored on behalf of the mayors of Auburn and Lewiston, is the result of … Continue reading Brakey’s Municipal Consolidation Reform Bill Enacted in Senate

Maine Senate Order Asks Court to Look at Constitutional Conflicts with Ranked Choice Voting Implementation

Jim Cyr Communications Director Office of the Maine Senate President (207)287-1501 AUGUSTA – Lawmakers today passed a Senate Order that authorizes the Maine Senate to take appropriate legal action regarding ranked choice voting (RCV). At the heart of the order are questions regarding the separation of powers between the Maine Legislature and the Secretary of … Continue reading Maine Senate Order Asks Court to Look at Constitutional Conflicts with Ranked Choice Voting Implementation

Convention of States Bills Fall along Partisan Lines in Maine Senate

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – Two joint resolutions calling for a Constitutional Convention under Article V of the United States Constitution fell along party lines in the Maine Senate on Thursday, each passing with a vote of 17-16. The first bill, HP 1232, would … Continue reading Convention of States Bills Fall along Partisan Lines in Maine Senate

Senator Ron Collins Wins Prestigious Legislator of the Year Award

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KEZAR FALLS – The American Legion of Maine has named Senator Ron Collins (R-York) as the organization’s Legislator of the Year. The Legion made its decision based on Collins’ advocacy for Maine veterans, particularly ensuring area veterans are receiving the benefits … Continue reading Senator Ron Collins Wins Prestigious Legislator of the Year Award

Sen. Davis Testifies in Support of Bill to Amend Expedited Permitting for Wind Energy

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – Senator Paul Davis (R-Piscataquis) testified before the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee today in support of LD 1810, “An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Expedited Permitting for Wind Energy Development.” His testimony was as follows: Good morning Senator … Continue reading Sen. Davis Testifies in Support of Bill to Amend Expedited Permitting for Wind Energy