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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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    House Speaker Statement on Letter of Support for KeepME Home Housing Bond

    (Augusta, Me.) — House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick issued the statement below welcoming strong support for his bipartisan KeepME Home housing bond.   Eight statewide organizations representing the housing, development, construction, architectural, and engineering sectors on Thursday joined with advocates for Maine’s seniors in announcing their support for the bipartisan KeepME Home senior...

    Lawmakers, educators say workforce training needed to grow jobs in The County

    Kathy McCarty | Presque Isle Star-Herald A group of state legislators stopped by the wind power lab Friday at the Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle during one leg of a tour of Aroostook County. State Rep. Bob Saucier, D-Presque Isle, and student Dylan Berkoski listen as student Caleb Gordon shares some of his...

    PUC Caves to LePage, Reverses Wind Energy Contracts

    PUC Caves to LePage, Reverses Wind Energy Contracts Lawmakers denounce energy regulator for putting ideology ahead of lower energy costs, jobs   (Augusta, Me.)  – Top lawmakers in the Maine House on Wednesday denounced the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for caving to Governor Paul LePage’s demands to reopen bids on two approved wind contracts.  ...

    Speaker Eves Statement on LePage PUC Meddling

    (Augusta, Me.) Speaker of the House Mark Eves of North Berwick panned Gov. Paul LePage’s effort to derail two wind energy contracts that have received initial approval from the Public Utilities Commission. The Bangor Daily News and MPBN reported the story late Friday afternoon. “The governor is wrong to pressure the Public Utilities Commission to...

    State Lawmakers Wrap Up Three-Day Aroostook County Jobs Tour

    (Presque Isle, Me.) – Top employers, workers and students in Aroostook County urged lawmakers to partner with businesses to bolster job training and workforce development to grow good jobs and strong wages.   The message was delivered during a three-day jobs tour this week in the County, where lawmakers met with nearly 100 employers, workers,...

    Public Hearing Raises Questions for Democratic Lawmakers Over LePage Budget

    Tax cuts largely benefit wealthy while sidelining Maine families, education and job training   AUGUSTA —  Future investments in Maine families, education, job training, as well as local support for firefighters and public safety are put at risk by the Governor’s $6.5 billion budget.   The strong concerns were expressed by opponents of the budget...

    Aroostook County Next Stop for State Lawmakers’ Jobs Tour

      House Speaker, top leaders and area legislators to spend three days meeting with County employers, workers to talk about growing good jobs and strong wages   (New Limerick, Me) —  State lawmakers will have the chance to meet with major employers, workers and students in Aroostook County to learn more about what it will...

    Speaker Eves Joins Experts to Release New Report on Statewide Need For Affordable Senior Housing

        (Augusta, Me.) — Speaker of the House Mark Eves of North Berwick will join industry experts today to release a new report Maine’s growing need for affordable senior housing.   As part of his “KeepME Home” plan to help seniors live independently in their homes and communities, Eves has proposed a $65 million...

    MPBN: Speaker Eves Responds to the The Governor’s State of The State Address

    Democratic Response to State of the State: State Budget Must Bolster Middle Class

    House Speaker, top Dem leaders warn Governor LePage’s budget would take Maine in the wrong direction (Augusta, Me.) — Following the State of the State, top Democrats in the State House stood ready to negotiate with Republicans on a budget that will strengthen Maine’s middle class. Democrats are focused on budget priorities that will grow...

    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...