Legislative Update April 29, 2022

  Both chambers of the Maine Legislature met on April 25th for the final regular meeting of the 130th Legislature. Lawmakers were supposed to adjourn on Wednesday, April 20th, statutory adjournment day, but voted to extend session one extra day to address $12...

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Legislative Update April 22, 2022

  The Second Regular Session of the 130th Maine Legislature has been extended. Statutory adjournment was on Wednesday, but with so much work still left to do Democrats and Republicans finally agreed on the issue and have given themselves one more day to finish...

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Legislative Update April 15, 2022

There is now less than a week to go before the end of the session, leaders of the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee- the budget writing committee have been working through some of the more substantive and contentious pieces of the governor’s supplemental budget...

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Legislative Update April 8, 2022

The 130th Maine Legislature is currently scheduled to adjourn its second session on April 20, giving legislators a little more than two weeks to negotiate and pass a supplemental budget in addition to finally dispensing with the remaining work before them. In...

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Legislative Update April 1, 2022

Republican legislators agreed to send one-time payments to more Maine taxpayers and are calling for a weekend-long sales tax holiday in October as part of their list of priorities for an estimated $1.2 billion revenue surplus. Republican leaders released a list of...

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Legislative Update March 25, 2022

The full Legislature convened twice this week, on Tuesday and Thursday and will meet on Tuesday and Thursday of next week. Committees are wrapping up the remaining bills that they have, but there is still plenty of work left to complete before statutory adjournment on...

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Legislative Update March 18, 2022

The Maine State House was shut down for the week, forcing the canceling of Thursday’s legislative session. The building was evacuated Monday when pipes burst, flooding the first floor and the tunnel to the Cross Office Building. Workers have been repairing the damage...

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Legislative Update March 11, 2022

Statutory Adjournment is Around the Corner Statutory adjournment is five weeks away and the Maine Legislature still has a lot of work to complete. Bills are still being printed, committees are still meeting daily and there are still controversial bills remaining to be...

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Legislative Update March 4, 2022

Maine lawmakers begin reviewing Janet Mills’ supplemental budge Members of the Maine Legislature began debating Governor Janet Mills' supplemental budget proposal this week, which includes sending $500 refund payments to many taxpayers. Gov. Mills released...

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The Legislature Returns

January 7, 2022 The Maine Legislature has begun Committee meetings for the Second Regular Session of the 130th Maine Legislature. This week the Environment and Natural Resource Committee voted Ought Not to Pass on LD 1532 An Act To Protect Maine's Air Quality by...

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