East Grand School Students Visit Augusta

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sen. Maker, Rep. Turner  and Nate Smith (teacher) with Madison Napoli, Eve Griffiths, Madeline Cowger, Emma Davis, Benjamin Gilman, Nate Farr and Gage Henderson AUGUSTA – Students from the East Grand School in Danforth visited the Maine State House on Wednesday, March … Continue reading East Grand School Students Visit Augusta

Washington County Lawmakers Denounce DCF Closure

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov AUGUSTA | On Friday, Washington County lawmakers denounced an overnight move by Governor LePage to close Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport, Maine despite repeated bipartisan legislative support for the facility. Members of Maine’s Washington County Legislative delegation issued the following joint statement: “In the … Continue reading Washington County Lawmakers Denounce DCF Closure

Senator Joyce Maker Announces Local Projects Included 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– Senator Joyce Maker (R-Washington) 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 than $2.3 billion and … Continue reading Senator Joyce Maker Announces Local Projects Included in Maine DOT Work Plan

Bill to Keep Downeast Correctional Facility Open Passes First Hurdle

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Monday, the Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted 10-1-1 to support a bill sponsored by Rep. Will Tuell (R-East Machias) and several of his Washington County colleagues on both sides of the aisle including Sen. Joyce Maker (R-Washington), … Continue reading Bill to Keep Downeast Correctional Facility Open Passes First Hurdle

Senator Maker Reminds Constituents to Search Unclaimed Property List, Claim Money

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 announced the addition of $11.6 million to Maine’s Unclaimed Property Fund. This property consists of financial assets that have gone unclaimed by their owners. The last known owner’s information is now available on the … Continue reading Senator Maker Reminds Constituents to Search Unclaimed Property List, Claim Money

Washington County Legislators to Present Bill to Extend Funding for 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) and Representative William Tuell (R-East Machias) will present LD 1704, “An Act To Fund the Downeast Correctional Facility,” to the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee at a public hearing scheduled for Monday, January 29. … Continue reading Washington County Legislators to Present Bill to Extend Funding for Downeast Correctional Facility

Sen. Maker to Present Bill to Prohibit Food Shaming

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) has introduced LD 1684, “An Act Forbidding Food Shaming, Food Denial and the Use of Food as Discipline Involving Any Child in Maine’s Public Schools.” This bill, submitted at the request of the Maine Education … Continue reading Sen. Maker to Present Bill to Prohibit Food Shaming

Senator Maker Invites Area Students to Serve as Honorary Pages for a Day

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – With the Second Regular Session of the 128th Legislature just around the corner, Senator Joyce Maker (R-Washington) would like to once again invite all area students to join her at the State House for a day to serve as … Continue reading Senator Maker Invites Area Students to Serve as Honorary Pages for a Day

Senator Maker Receives Environmental Leadership Award

Contact: Krysta West Communications Director Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505 krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORTLAND – Senator Joyce Maker (R-Washington) was presented with the Legislative Leadership Award by the Environmental Health Strategy Center on Saturday, December 2 in recognition of the work she has done to improve access to safe drinking water in Maine. “I’m … Continue reading Senator Maker Receives Environmental Leadership Award