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 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

Scarborough Pastor Opens Senate with Prayer

Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sen. Amy Volk, Andrew Fairbrother, Pastor Arthur Fairbrother, Jr. AUGUSTA – Pastor Arthur Fairbrother, Jr. of Scarborough served as Pastor of the Day, delivering the opening prayer in the Maine Senate on Monday, April 2. Accompanying him was his son, Andrew Fairbrother. … Continue reading Scarborough Pastor Opens Senate with Prayer

Whittemore, Volk Recognized for Championing Major Healthcare Reform

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sen. Amy Volk, Sen. Rod Whittemore, Gwen Simons FREEPORT – On Friday, February 2, Senator Rod Whittemore (R-Somerset) and Assistant Majority Leader Amy Volk (R-Cumberland) where honored with the Friends of Private Practice Award from NorthEast Private Practice Network at a … Continue reading Whittemore, Volk Recognized for Championing Major Healthcare Reform

Statement from Senate Republican Leaders on Governor’s Closing of Downeast Correctional Facility

Jim Cyr Communications Director Office of the Maine Senate President (207)287-1501 james.cyr@legislature.maine.gov Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov “The people of Washington County deserve better than this. Maine Senate Republicans are currently looking at all available options. “The Maine Legislature’s commitment to keeping this facility open has been consistent. In addition … Continue reading Statement from Senate Republican Leaders on Governor’s Closing of Downeast Correctional Facility

Sen. Volk Recognizes National Girls & Women in Sports Day with Joint Resolution

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lynn Coutts (Orono) - senior associate director of athletics at UMaine, Sara Vanderwood, Sen. Amy Volk, Jillian Lary (Orono)- track athlete at UMaine, Kendra Ridley (Orono) - soccer player at UMaine, Sheila Brennan Nee (Falmouth) - Executive Director of the Maine … Continue reading Sen. Volk Recognizes National Girls & Women in Sports Day with Joint Resolution

Senator Amy Volk Announces Local Projects in Maine DOT Work Plan

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – Maine State Senator Amy Volk (R-Cumberland) ) has announced the local transportation projects included in the Maine Department of Transportation Work Plan for Calendar Years 2018, 2019 and 2020. The estimated value of work in the plan totals more … Continue reading Senator Amy Volk Announces Local Projects in Maine DOT Work Plan

Gorham Doctor Visits State House

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – Dr. Walter Blackburn of Gorham, an Anesthesiology Resident at Maine Medical Center in Portland, served as Doctor of the Day in the Maine House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday, February 1. During his visit, he met with his … Continue reading Gorham Doctor Visits State House

Scarborough Pastor Opens Senate in Prayer

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sen. Amy Volk, Pastor Stephen Prescott AUGUSTA – Pastor Stephen Prescott of Portland again served as Pastor of the Day, delivering the opening prayer in the Maine Senate on Tuesday, January 23. Pastor Stephen Prescott serves the congregation at The Rock … Continue reading Scarborough Pastor Opens Senate in Prayer