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Maine Gov. Janet Mills issued a proclamation calling for a special legislative session to be held on Monday, August 26. The session will be used to consider bond proposals in transportation; infrastructure and economic development; environmental protection; and land conservation […]

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Maine Governor Janet Mills

Maine Gov. Janet Mills has called a special session to begin on Monday, August 26. Mills hopes the Legislature will pass four bond bills totaling $163 million to raise funds for a variety of infrastructure projects. The Legislature rejected a […]

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Four more states making campaign finance and lobbying changes. Check out which states are passing legislation in this week’s NYCU Video Digest!

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Maine Governor Janet Mills

Gov. Janet Mills announced her plan to hold, until next legislative session, a lobbying bill that would limit the influence of lobbyists by expanding the prohibition on accepting political contributions. Current law prohibits a lobbyist, lobbyist associate or employer from […]

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The 129th Legislature adjourned sine die just after 6:45 a.m. on June 20 after six months in session. During the session, Gov. Janet Mills signed amendments to the Maine Clean Election Act, clarifying disclosure requirements for political communications. Legislative Document […]

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Gov. Janet Mills recently signed two lobbying bills and one campaign finance bill into law. Legislative Document 76 bans future lawmakers from any paid lobbying within their first year out of office beginning with the 130th Legislature. Legislative Document 825 […]

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A special election will take place on June 11 to fill a vacancy in House District 45. Rep. Dale Denno, who was re-elected for a second term in November, has resigned for health reasons. The elected candidate will serve the […]

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The Maine Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee voted 8-1 in support of Sen. Ben Chipman’s proposal to reduce from $850 to $500 the maximum contribution to candidates seeking municipal office. Legislative Document 780 faces additional votes in the House […]

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Rep. Larry Lockman introduced a bill in the Legislature that aims to prohibit public school teachers in the state from engaging in political advocacy in the classroom. The proposed legislation establishes a code of ethics for professional conduct that prohibits […]

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A special election will take place on April 2 to fill a vacancy in House District 52. Rep. Jennifer DeChant vacated the office to work at telecommunications and media company Charter Communications. DeChant had served in House District 52 since […]

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Gov. Janet Mills and Sec. of State Matthew Dunlap announced a special election to be held on March 12 for House District 124. Rep. Aaron Frey vacated the office to serve as attorney general. House District 124 includes portions of […]

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Maine has elected state Attorney General Janet Mills as governor, making her the first woman to hold the state’s highest office. Mills is taking over for Republican Paul LePage, who is known for being combative. In addition to making racist […]

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September 14, 2018  •  

Maine Special Session Adjourns

The Maine Legislature adjourned without day on September 13, 2018. The special session, called to finish business from the regular session regarding Medicaid expansion and minimum wage increases, began on June 19. During the final day, Gov. Paul LePage threatened […]

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Rep. Dillon Bates resigned today after being accused of manipulating students into sexual relationships while he was a teacher. After learning of the investigation by the Portland Police Department, Speaker Sara Gideon called for his immediate resignation. Bates denies the […]

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