Supreme Judicial Court to Hold Court at Mountain Valley

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RUMFORD: At the request of Senator Lisa Keim (R-Oxford), chair of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, the Supreme Judicial Court will visit Mountain Valley High School in Rumford on Friday, October 13. Students from Buckfield Junior Senior High School and Dirigo High … Continue reading Supreme Judicial Court to Hold Court at Mountain Valley

Statement by Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov “It is with great sadness that I inform you of the sudden passing of my beloved mother, Gina. She was the bedrock of our family and our hearts are broken over this tragic loss. While I know my mother has returned to Almighty God, … Continue reading Statement by Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason

Sen. Amy Volk Appointed to Two Children’s Councils

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) has appointed Senator Amy Volk (R-Cumberland) to the Maine Children’s Growth Council and the Child Care Advisory Council, effective immediately. Maine Children’s Growth Council is a bipartisan council established by statute that is made … Continue reading Sen. Amy Volk Appointed to Two Children’s Councils

Sen. Rod Whittemore to Chair Citizen Trade Policy Commission

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov AUGUSTA – Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) has appointed Senator Rodney Whittemore (R-Somerset) as Senate Chair of the Citizen Trade Policy Commission, to lead as a representative of the majority party of the Senate. The Citizen Trade Policy Commission (CTPC) is a bipartisan commission … Continue reading Sen. Rod Whittemore to Chair Citizen Trade Policy Commission

Senator Lisa Keim Appointed to Chair Working Group

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) has appointed Senator Lisa Keim (R-Oxford), Chair of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, as Senate Chair of the Working Group to Improve the Provision of Indigent Legal Services, effective immediately. This working group was established … Continue reading Senator Lisa Keim Appointed to Chair Working Group

Senator Tom Saviello Statement on ‘Nips’ Ruling

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “I am pleased with the strong 4 to 1 decision by the Maine Liquor and Lottery Commission to reject the recommendation to ban “nips” in Maine. While this process was largely unnecessary, in my opinion, it has spurred a great conversation … Continue reading Senator Tom Saviello Statement on ‘Nips’ Ruling

Maine Legislature’s Committee of Conference Approves Budget

Contact: Jim Cyr Communications Director Office of the Maine Senate President (207)287-1501 AUGUSTA – The Committee of Conference appointed by the Maine Legislature to reach a budget agreement tonight approved a proposal to send to the full Legislature. The committee vote was 5-1. The agreement includes an additional $162 million in education funding, achieving the … Continue reading Maine Legislature’s Committee of Conference Approves Budget

Senator Lisa Keim’s Bill to Strengthen Infant Mortality Review Panel Signed into Law

Contact: Jim Cyr Communications Director Office of the Maine Senate President (207)287-1501 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – A bill sponsored by Maine State Senator Lisa Keim (R-Oxford) to expand the power and scope of the state’s maternal and infant death review panel has been approved by the Legislature and signed into law. The bill (LD … Continue reading Senator Lisa Keim’s Bill to Strengthen Infant Mortality Review Panel Signed into Law

Major Health Care Reform Bill Signed into Law

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Back) Rep. Foley, Joel Allumbaugh, Avery Allumbaugh, Matthew Gagnon, Senate President Thibodeau (Front) Rep. Wallace, Rep. Picchiotti, Gov. LePage, Sen. Whittemore, Coralee Whittemore AUGUSTA – The governor today signed Senator Rod Whittemore’s (R-Somerset) bill, LD 445, “An Act To Comparison-shop for … Continue reading Major Health Care Reform Bill Signed into Law

Senate Swiftly Moves to Correct Online Burn Permit Issue

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA- The Maine Senate today voted in support of Senator Tom Saviello’s (R-Franklin) bill – LD 1640 - to allow the issuance of open burn permits online by private organizations in a bipartisan, unanimous vote. Just last week the Maine Forest … Continue reading Senate Swiftly Moves to Correct Online Burn Permit Issue