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January 19, 2022  •  

Maine Legislator to Resign

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Sen. Louis Luchini announced he would resign from the Maine Legislature in order to accept a new job as an advocate within the U.S. Small Business Administration. The governor is expected to call a special election to fill the vacant […]

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The Maine State Ethics Commission released the dates of the next lobbyist harassment training. All lobbyists must complete harassment training at the start of each legislative session and lobbyists must maintain copies of their annual certifications for at least two […]

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November 17, 2021  •  

Maine Special Election Scheduled

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Maine Gov. Mills announced a special election to be held on January 11, 2022, for House District 27. The seat became vacant when Rep. Kyle Bailey resigned in October to pursue other career opportunities. The winner of the special election […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

LaRochelle Wins Special Election

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Democrat Raegan LaRochelle defeated James Orr in a special election to serve as the next Representative for Maine’s District 86. The District 86 seat became vacant when Rep. Justin Fecteau resigned earlier this year to move out of state. LaRochelle, […]

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September 30, 2021  •  

Maine Legislature Holds Special Session

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The Maine State Legislature convened in a one-day special session on September 29 to pass the state’s redistricting plans. Both the House and Senate adjourned sine die that afternoon.

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The Maine Ethics Commission announced it would hold a three-hour course covering recent changes to the law governing the registration and reporting requirements for political committees. The course will take place on October 18, both in-person and over Zoom, from […]

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September 8, 2021  •  

Maine Special Election Called for November 2

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Maine Gov. Mills and Secretary of State Shenna Bellows announced a special election to be held on November 2 for House District 86. The seat became vacant when Rep. Justin Fecteau resigned in July to pursue an out-of-state career opportunity. […]

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July 13, 2021  •  

Maine State Representative Resigns

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Rep. Justin Fecteau resigned from his position in the Maine House of Representatives on July 4, to accept a teaching position outside of his district. The governor is expected to schedule a special election to fill the vacancy for the […]

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On June 8, Gov. Janet Mills signed Legislative Document 670 to increase lobbyist registration fees and Legislative Document 1377 amending campaign finance definitions. Legislative Document 670 raises registration fees for lobbyists from $200 to $250 and lobbyist associates from $100 […]

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April 9, 2021  •  

Maine Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The Maine Legislature adjourned sine die Tuesday, March 30. During the session, the Ethics Commission proposed Legislative Document 670 to increase the annual registration fees for lobbyists from $200 to $250 and lobbyist associates from $100 to $125. The bill […]

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The Maine Legislative Council has scheduled the annual harassment prevention training for April 28 at 10 a.m. Pursuant to 3 M.R.S.A. §170-B, lobbyists must complete an in-person harassment prevention training under the oversight of the Legislative Council, including the topics […]

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Maine Governor Janet Mills and Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced a special election to be held March 9, 2021 for Senate District 14. The seat is vacant after Senator Shenna Bellows was elected as Secretary of State by the […]

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The Maine Senate will convene on Monday, August 24, to vote on three nominees for the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Campaign Practice. Under the Legislature’s joint rules, the Senate may convene independently for confirmation votes. Two of the nominees […]

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Senate President Troy Jackson and House Speaker Sara Gideon sent out a poll to Legislature members proposing a special legislative session. If the majority of lawmakers agree to the special session the Legislature would reconvene in August at the Augusta […]

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