Maine Legislature Say CMP Corridor Lease Unconstitutional

In one of its final votes of the session, the Legislature approved a joint order asserting that a lease negotiated between the state and Central Maine Power for the utility’s transmission corridor should have been approved by a vote by state lawmakers. While...

Final Legislative Update

The Maine legislature has wrapped up its work for the First Regular Session of the 130th Maine Legislature. The session finished by both Chamber’s taking up vetoes by Governor Mills as well as the remaining budgetary bills. The Legislature adjourned around 9:00 PM...

Governor Mills Swears In Maine Connectivity Authority Board Members

Governor Janet Mills swore in the Board of Directors for the Maine Connectivity Authority this week, a new State entity charged with achieving universal availability of high-speed broadband in Maine. The Board of Directors is charged with governing the Authority and...

Maine requires PFAS to be phased out by 2030

A bill requiring manufacturers to report their use of a class of toxic chemicals and phase them out by 2030 is now the law in Maine. The law that took effect this week was one of several legislative proposals to address contamination by PFAS, short for perfluoroalkyl...

Maine Democrats advance $983M plan for COVID-19 aid

Majority Democrats in the Maine Legislature voted late Wednesday to advance their plan to spend nearly $1 billion in federal COVID-19 aid, breaking with Republicans who voted to endorse a smaller proposal. The legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs...