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    Speaker Eves' Inaugural Address

    Speaker Eves’ Inaugural Address

    Watch Mark Eves, Speaker of the House on PBS. See more from Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks. Pursuant to House Rule 201, it is my honor to address the House. Good morning and welcome members of the 126th Maine Legislature, families, and guests. I am truly humbled to stand before...
    Speaker Eves on Maine Watch

    Speaker Eves on Maine Watch

    House Speaker Mark Eves is joined by Representative Ken Fredette, Senate President Justin Alfond and Senator Michael Thibodeau on Maine Watch to discuss the upcoming legislative session. Watch New Legislative Session on PBS. See more from Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks.
    Eves elected as 101st Maine Speaker

    Eves elected as 101st Maine Speaker

    AUGUSTA – Rep. Mark Eves, 35, D-North Berwick today was formally sworn-in as the 101st Speaker of the Maine House during the swearing-in ceremony of the 126th Legislature.  Eves was elected in a unanimous vote. Rep. Peggy Rotundo, D-Lewiston and Republican minority leader Ken Fredette, R-Newport both gave nomination speeches...
    Eves vows to be voice of the people

    Eves vows to be voice of the people

    AUGUSTA, Maine — “My world has definitely changed,” said Democratic state Rep. Mark Eves with a laugh, as he talked about the “wild, wild” time he’s had since being chosen the next speaker of the House last week. The North Berwick family therapist and two-term legislator was chosen by his...
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Presque Isle Aging Forum Draws Area Seniors, Community Leaders

    (Presque Isle, Me.) –  A statewide plan to help older adults age in their homes and communities got strong backing Monday from Presque Isle area seniors and community leaders during a forum at the Gathering Place senior center. Maine House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick joined local State Representatives Bob Saucier, D-Presque Isle and Carol...

    MEDIA ADVISORY: House Speaker to Hold Aging Forum in Presque Isle

    AUGUSTA — Speaker of the Maine House Mark Eves will hold a forum on aging today in Presque Isle to hear from area seniors and community leaders. Maine is the oldest state in the nation. One in four Mainers will be over the age of 65 by 2030, according to U.S. census projections. “Seniors across...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brewer Area Seniors, Community Leaders Praise Plan to Help Seniors

        (Brewer, 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 at Brewer Medical Center.   More than fifty area seniors, community leaders, and aging experts attended the forum with Maine House Speaker Mark...

    MEDIA ADVISORY: House Speaker to Hold Local Forum in Brewer with Seniors, Community Leaders

    (Brewer, Me.) — Speaker of the House Mark Eves will hold a community forum on Oct. 14 in Brewer to hear from area seniors and community leaders on his aging initiative.   Eves will be talking about his aging proposals and a broader effort to address the state’s aging challenges. Maine is the oldest state...

    FOR IMMEDAITE RELEASE: Budget Panel Raises Continued Concerns Over Riverview

      AUGUSTA — Patient and worker safety and the financial uncertainty stemming from the loss of $20 million in federal funding for the state run Riverview Psychiatric Facility were key concerns raised by lawmakers during a meeting Tuesday of the state’s budget panel. Lawmakers on the Appropriations and Financial Affairs committee discussed the long-term financial...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Speaker Eves Statement on the Passing of Clerk of the House Hon. Millicent M. MacFarland

    AUGUSTA — Maine Speaker of the House Mark Eves issued the following statement on the passing of Clerk of the Maine House Hon. Millicent M. MacFarland of Augusta. MacFarland, 58, passed away on Saturday surrounded by friends and family after a long courageous battle with cancer. “I’m deeply saddened by the passing of the Hon....

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Long-term care panel applauds plan to help seniors

    AUGUSTA —  The Legislature’s long term care commission on Tuesday praised a new plan to help seniors age in place in their homes and communities. Maine House Speaker Mark Eves presented the details of his KeepME Home plan to the commission and asked panel members to help guide a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers to grow...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New census data shows thousands more Mainers go without health care

    AUGUSTA — New census data released today shows thousands more Mainers are going without health care in the aftermath of Governor Paul LePage’s refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Speaker of the House Mark Eves, who led the effort to expand lifesaving health care to 70,000 thousands Mainers, including nearly 3,000 veterans,...

    Maine House speaker in Washington to promote initiatives to help seniors

    Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, leads a group of Mainers seeking federal support to address challenges facing Maine, the oldest state. By Kelley Bouchard Staff Writer kbouchard@pressherald.com | @KelleyBouchard | 207-791-6328 AUGUSTA — House Speaker Mark Eves is leading a group of Mainers who are in Washington, D.C., early this week to drum up support to...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Study Underscores Need to Address Affordable Housing For Seniors

    AUGUSTA — The U.S. is unprepared to meet the housing needs of its aging population, according to a new study released Tuesday by Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and AARP Foundation   Speaker of the House Mark Eves of North Berwick said the study highlights the need to address the challenge in Maine, where...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: House Speaker in Washington to Pitch Plan to Help Seniors Age in Place

    AUGUSTA — Speaker of the House Mark Eves is heading to Washington to brief Maine’s Congressional delegation on his plan to transform how seniors age in Maine. As part of an ongoing effort to grow support for his plan to help seniors age in place in their homes and communities, Eves will hold individual meetings...

    Bangor Daily News: House speaker to pitch congressional delegates KeepME Home initiative to help older Mainers live at home

    AUGUSTA, Maine — About three weeks after unveiling a list of proposals meant to help Maine’s older residents age gracefully in their own homes, House Speaker Mark Eves is headed to Washington, D.C., to enlist the support of the state’s congressional delegation. Eves, a North Berwick Democrat, will head to the Beltway on Monday and...