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    Eves Elected Speaker of the House for Second Term

    Eves Elected Speaker of the House for Second Term

    (Augusta, Me) — House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick on Wednesday was elected for a second term.   During his address to the newly sworn in legislators, Eves called on lawmakers to focus on growing jobs and good wages for Maine people in his address today to newly sworn...
    Eves champions measures to help Maine seniors

    Eves champions measures to help Maine seniors

    “If you work hard your whole life, and play by the rules, you deserve a secure retirement. Our KeepME Home initiative addresses key concerns of older Mainers: living independently and having financial security.” – Speaker Eves                       BRUNSWICK — Maine...
    Maine people to get bigger boost for property tax relief

    Maine people to get bigger boost for property tax relief

    “Property tax relief programs are critical for Maine families and seniors,”  said Speaker of the House Mark Eves of North Berwick. “If we truly want to help more families save a little extra or simply make ends meet, we should be boosting property tax relief.” AUGUSTA —  A measure that...
    State investment in YCCC helps students, workers, and businesses

    State investment in YCCC helps students, workers, and businesses

    “It is very exciting to see how the critical investments the state made will pay off for workers and employers, especially here in York County” said Speaker Eves. “North Berwick is very proud of Pratt & Whitney and its workers. We must strengthen our economy and help create good paying...
    Eves thanks workers and touts good jobs at North Berwick's Pratt & Whitney plant

    Eves thanks workers and touts good jobs at North Berwick’s Pratt & Whitney plant

    “The jobs provided by the North Berwick facility serve countless families in the area and across the state. North Berwick is proud to have Pratt & Whitney and its workers in our community,” said Speaker Eves.                            ...
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    POLICY FACT SHEET: Lawmakers Launch Jobs Tour, Lay Out Key Initiatives to Grow Good Jobs and Strong Wages in Maine

    (North Berwick, Me.) — Today, House Speaker Eves and top lawmakers will announce key initiatives to help grow the middle class in Maine by investing in public-private partnerships to spur good jobs and strong wages in Maine.  Highlighting the success of job training partnerships between Pratt & Whitney and York County Community College, Eves will...

    Top Lawmakers Launch Jobs Tour, Announce Key Policies to Grow Jobs and Strong Wages

    (North Berwick, Me) — House Speaker Mark Eves and area lawmakers on Wednesday announced key initiatives to help grow Maine’s middle class by partnering with businesses to spur good jobs and strong wages for workers throughout the state.   During the first stop on a statewide “jobs tour,” Eves proposed a statewide investment of $5...

    Waterville Area Seniors, Community Leaders Praise Plan to Help Seniors

    (Waterville, Me.) — A statewide plan to help older adults age in their homes and communities got strong backing Tuesday from local area seniors and community leaders during a forum in Waterville. Nearly 50 area seniors, community leaders, and aging experts attended the forum with Maine House Speaker Mark Eves, who sought input on his...

    Speaker Eves: Maine’s comeback story starts with good jobs and strong wages

      Good jobs and strong wages. Those must be the top priorities for state lawmakers this legislative session. Good morning. I’m Speaker of the House Mark Eves. Thank you for tuning in. Democrats are united behind an economic agenda to grow jobs and strengthen wages statewide. We’re ready to work with our Republican colleagues and...

    House Speaker to Hold Forum in Waterville on Plan to Help Seniors

    (Waterville, Me.) — Speaker of the House Mark Eves and area legislators will hold a community forum in Waterville on Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Spectrum Generations Muskie Center to hear from seniors and community leaders   Eves will highlight his “Keep ME Home” plan to create affordable housing for seniors in each...

    Maine Democratic leaders say policy focus this session will be on job creation

    AUGUSTA, Maine — Top Maine Democratic lawmakers say their focus this session will be on workforce development, job training, college affordability and attracting young people to the state. Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves and Senate Minority Leader Justin Alfond outlined their priorities for the session on Tuesday. Eves said Democrats will meet with businesses and...

    Maine Democrats pin economic agenda on increased wages, college affordability

    Maine Democrats pin economic agenda on increased wages, college affordability Scott Thistle | Sun Journal House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick By Mario Moretto, BDN Staff Follow on Twitter Find on Facebook Posted Jan. 13, 2015, at 6:56 p.m. Troy R. Bennett | BDN Senate Minority Leader Justin Alfond, D-Portland Buy Photo AUGUSTA, Maine —...

    Democrats Launch “Good Jobs, Strong Wages” Focus

    Dems call for unified focus on job and wage growth Augusta , Me. — Initiatives to create good jobs and strong wages will be among the top priorities for Democratic lawmakers in the upcoming legislative session.   State Democratic leaders on Tuesday said a number of lawmakers’ bills will be focused on job training, workforce...

    Top Democratic Lawmakers React to Governor’s Two-Year Budget

    Leaders say negotiations will focus on growing good jobs, protecting middle class families, schools and seniors AUGUSTA — Top Democratic lawmakers in the Maine House and Senate said they would be closely reviewing Governor Paul LePage’s two year budget proposal with a focus on protecting Middle class families, schools and seniors. The leaders met with...

    Maine Lawmakers Praise President Obama’s College Promise Plan

    AUGUSTA — Top lawmakers in the Maine House are praising President Barack Obama’s “America’s College Promise” proposal to help states provide tuition-free community college for responsible students who work hard and maintain good grades. House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, said measures to make college more affordable and boost job training would be a key...

    House Speaker Congratulates Governor on Inauguration

    AUGUSTA — Speaker of the House Mark Eves of North Berwick called for cooperation and a focus on growing good jobs in a statement on Wednesday congratulating Governor Paul Lepage on his inauguration for a second term. “Congratulations to the Governor and his family as they celebrate this very special day,” said House Speaker Eves...

    Press Herald – Our View: House speaker’s focus on jobs the right priority

    Our View: House speaker’s focus on jobs the right priority That’s what Maine voters want, based on the strong victory of Gov. LePage on Nov. 4. BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD A leader’s most important job is setting priorities. By that standard, Speaker of the House Mark Eves showed strong leadership last week when he announced...