Governor Mills Unveils Part Two Budget Proposal

Governor Janet Mills unveiled her Administration’s Part 2 budget for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023 biennium, a proposal that makes a historic investment in Maine public schools and meets the State’s obligation to pay 55 percent of the cost of K-12 education for the...

Maine Considers Consumer-Owned Electric Utility

Maine legislators have again proposed creating a new nonprofit, consumer-owned electric utility to replace two investor-owned utilities in the state, a move the electric companies say would cost billions of dollars to implement and delay the state reaching its clean...

Legislation Introduced to Ban Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines

A proposal from a group of Maine Republicans to ban mandatory coronavirus vaccinations for five years is up for consideration by a legislative committee this week. The legislators, led by Rep. Tracy Quint on Hodgdon, have based their proposal in part on the theory...

Maine Legislators Consider Recycling Reform Bills

Maine’s intent to create a first-in-the-nation recycling reform program to force private companies to pay for cleaning up packaging materials is subject to two competing bills in the State House. The state has developed plans for an “extended producer responsibility...

Maine Legislature Delays Next Week’s Session

The Maine Legislature delayed meetings of both the House and Senate Chambers set for next week after the second legislator in a week tested positive for COVID-19. The change, which was announced in a letter to all legislators from Senate President Troy Jackson,...

Governor Mills Signs Bills into Law

May 6, 2021 LD 7: An Act To Expand the Membership of the Board of Directors of the Maine International Trade Center LD 11: An Act To Clarify the Laws Regarding Reciprocity for Licensure of Professional Engineers LD 18: An Act To Clarify the American Sign Language...