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Due to the passage of Legislative Document 1842, lobbyists will be required to complete an in-person harassment training. The training must be taken at the beginning of every regular session. Additionally, lobbyists must include the date the training was completed […]

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The Maine Ethics Commission will be rolling out a new campaign finance reporting system for candidates, party committees, political action committees, and ballot question committees. The lobbyist reporting system will remain the same. However, for those individuals who use the […]

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The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of the Maine Legislature called a special session for June 19 and expected to last multiple days. Legislators want to finish business from the regular session regarding Medicaid expansion and […]

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The Maine Legislature is polling members to decide if they should return for a special session. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House may call a special session if they have the consent of the majority […]

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The Maine Legislature adjourned sine die on May 2, 2018. The session adjourned 14 days after statutory adjournment, or April 18, leaving key bills on the floor. House Speaker Sara Gideon attempted to extend the session by four days, but […]

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Maine voters approved a ballot measure to expand access to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Maine is the first state to settle the issue by referendum as Republican Gov. Paul LePage vetoed expanding Medicaid access five times. Additionally, voters […]

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Maine voters approved a ballot measure to expand access to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Maine is the first state to settle the issue by referendum as Republican Gov. Paul LePage vetoed expanding Medicaid access five times. Additionally, voters […]

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The first special session of Maine’s 128th Legislature adjourned sine die on November 6, 2017. The House sustained Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill allowing and regulating the retail sale of recreational marijuana. Additionally, the bill to bring ranked-choice […]

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Gov. Paul LePage has called a special session of the Maine Legislature. The special session will address a food sovereignty law conflicting with federal requirements and funding for the Office of Geographic Information Systems. The special session will begin on […]

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Gov. Paul LePage called a special election for House District 56. The seat’s holder, Rep. Gina Mason, passed away unexpectedly on September 5, 2017. The special election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

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September 14, 2017  •  

Maine Rep. Gina Mason Passes Away

State Rep. Gina Mason passed away unexpectedly on September 5, 2017. Mason, mother of Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, was serving her first term as the representative for District 56. Gov. Paul LePage may call a special election if the […]

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage has indicated he plans to call the Legislature into a special session later this year. LePage wants a special session to amend Legislative Document 725, because it conflicts with federal law regarding meat and poultry inspection […]

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August 4, 2017  •  

Maine Adjourns Sine Die

The first regular session of the 128th Legislature adjourned sine die on August 2, 2017. Lawmakers increased the age for purchasing cigarettes to 21 and overrode Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill increasing access to opioid addiction services. The […]

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Following a brief adjournment on July 3, the Maine Legislature convened for one day on July 20. The Legislature will meet for one additional legislative day on August 2. The 128th regular session has been delayed twice due to disagreements […]

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