COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights enacted

The Senate and House approved our COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights with bipartisan support. The bill now heads to the governor for her signature.   Now that the federal government has approved a third COVID-19 vaccine and increased the number of doses coming into...

What You Need to Know About the Latest Coronavirus Bill

On Wednesday, March 10th the House of Representatives gave final approval to a massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill by a near party-line vote of 220-211. One Democrat, Jared Golden of Maine, voted with Republicans against the bill. The 628-page bill, which Democrats...

FMCSA EXTENDS EMERGENCY DECLARATION TO MAY 31

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended its Emergency Declaration related to the COVID-19 national emergency through May 31, 2021. Under the Emergency Declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in support of relief...

Governor Mills Administration Ends Early Business Closing Time

Governor Janet Mills announced that she will end the 9:00 p.m. early closing time for businesses, effective today, Monday, February 1, 2021. The decision is the result of Maine’s improving public health metrics, including a decrease in Maine’s positivity rate and new...

Public Hearing and Work Session Guidelines for Participation

Due to COVID-19 and the fact that the process for testifying and participating through the legislative process this year looks differently the Maine Legislature released guidelines for public participation in the legislative process for both public hearings and work...