Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, working Mainers stepped up and continued to serve our communities, often in the toughest of circumstances. It only seemed right to do something to show our gratitude and appreciation by providing some modest relief as we head into the holiday season.
With more ways to participate in the Maine Legislature than ever before, Mainers set the legislative agenda this session, not special interests, political hacks or lobbyists. It’s how we were able to translate the stories we heard from constituents throughout the pandemic into legislative action, passing laws to rein in outrageous health care costs, provide meaningful property tax relief, honor our veterans and support survivors of domestic violence. That is how the legislative process should be.
Now that we have a better sense of the scope of our work, Maine lawmakers must come together, buckle down and start passing measures that deliver some relief.
AUGUSTA – Yesterday, Maine’s Legislative Council renewed an existing policy to protect the health and safety of legislators, legislative staff and others amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy was first passed in July of 2020 by the 129th Legislative Council and required renewal to be effective in the 130th Legislative session. The policy requires face […]
AUGUSTA – Today, Gov. Janet T. Mills announced that out of caution she would quarantine after a possible exposure to COVID-19. The governor was slated to swear-in members of the 130th Maine Legislature tomorrow at the Augusta Civic Center. Maine lawmakers will now be sworn in by Hon. Andrew M. Mead, Acting Chief Justice of […]