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    House Democratic Leaders Announce Priorities for Legislative Session

    House Democratic Leaders Announce Priorities for Legislative Session

    Strengthening the economy, growing jobs, and solving the state’s drug crisis are among the top priorities of House Democrats this session, House Democratic leaders announced at a press conference kicking off the Legislative Session Wednesday. The Caucus stood behind leaders as they called for an end to political games and...
    Legislative Leaders Announce Bipartisan $4.8m Plan To Fight Drug Crisis In Maine

    Legislative Leaders Announce Bipartisan $4.8m Plan To Fight Drug Crisis In Maine

    Speaker of the House Mark Eves and Senate President Mike Thibodeau joined other legislative leaders, including Senate Democratic Leader Justin Alfond of Portland, to present a $4.8 million dollar legislative package to fight the drug crisis in Maine. The plan, a result of a bipartisan collaboration between legislative leaders, includes...
    Marine Economy Highlighted in Portland Waterfront Jobs Tour

    Marine Economy Highlighted in Portland Waterfront Jobs Tour

      Speaker Mark Eves joined Senate Democratic Leader Justin Alfond and Representatives Matthew Moonen and Diane Russell in their districts with other Portland lawmakers and city officials to tour businesses and facilities along Portland’s waterfront. The visit was a continuation of a statewide jobs tour launched in January by Speaker...
    A Better Deal for Maine Grows the Economy From the Middle Out

    A Better Deal for Maine Grows the Economy From the Middle Out

        Maine is at a crossroads. Our economy lags behind the nation’s and our tax system is rigged for those at the very top.  Gov. LePage has proposed a budget that will make it worse. Democrats have a different vision: A Better Deal for Maine. Good morning. I’m Mark...
    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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    Speaker Eves’ Statement Re State of the State

    The Office of the Governor confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Governor LePage will be delivering the State of the State via letter rather than live address. House Speaker Mark Eves’ released the following statement in response: “Yesterday, President Thibodeau and I sent a letter to Governor LePage inviting him to deliver the State of the State....

    Speaker Eves’ Statement Re Maine Senior Study

    The Carsey School of Public Policy in New Hampshire has released a new study on the well-being of seniors nationally and statewide. The study found that almost 50 percent of Mainers who are 55 or older can be considered low-income or poor in southern Cumberland county, and 40 percent are low-income or poor statewide. While...

    Bipartisan Drug Bill Passes Maine Legislature

    Bipartisan Drug Bill Passes Maine Legislature $3.7m package provides critical funds for enforcement, prevention, treatment, and recovery AUGUSTA | Today a bipartisan bill to combat the drug crisis in Maine passed both bodies of the Legislature. LD 1537 “An Act to Combat Drug Addiction Through Enforcement, Prevention, Treatment and Recovery”, passed both the Senate and...

    Bipartisan Drug Bill Moves Forward

    Bipartisan Drug Bill Moves Forward Appropriations Committee Signs Off, Bill Moves to Senate AUGUSTA | Today the Senate members and House Democrats on the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee voted to approve a bipartisan bill to combat drug addiction in Maine through law enforcement, treatment, prevention, and recovery. The bill was voted Ought to Pass as Amended...

    Speaker Eves’ Statement on Governor’s Town Hall Remarks

    Speaker Eves’ Statement on Governor’s Town Hall Remarks “Governor LePage should be ashamed,” said Speaker of the House Mark Eves (D-North Berwick). ” What a terrible example for our children. Now more than ever we need leaders that bring us together to work towards making life better for families, not worse. The Governor’s crude comments have no...

    Criminal Justice and Public Safety and Health and Human Services Committees Vote to Support An Act to Combat Drug Addiction

    Criminal Justice and Public Safety and Health and Human Services Committees Vote to Support An Act to Combat Drug Addiction AUGUSTA | Today the Criminal Justice and Public Safety and Health and Human Services Committees voted to support An Act to Combat Drug Addiction Through Enforcement, Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (LD 1537). The $4.8m plan,...

    House Democratic Leaders Announce Priorities for Legislative Session

    Strengthening the economy, growing jobs, and solving the state’s drug crisis are among the top priorities of House Democrats this session, House Democratic leaders announced at a press conference kicking off the Legislative Session Wednesday. The Caucus stood behind leaders as they called for an end to political games and renewed focus on action. Speaker...

    Bipartisan Delegation Visits Prestigious Maine Research Institutions

    Bipartisan Delegation Visits Prestigious Maine Research Institutions Visit to Hancock County a continuation of Speaker Eves’ Statewide Jobs Tour MDI Biological Laboratory: Right to Left: Judy Sproule (Depute Director of Development), Jeri Bowers (Director of Development and Public Affairs), Alf Anderson (Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce), Representative Chapman, Senator Brian Langley, Speaker Eves, Representative Hubbell,...

    Legislative Leaders Announce Bipartisan $4.8m Plan To Fight Drug Crisis In Maine

    Speaker of the House Mark Eves and Senate President Mike Thibodeau joined other legislative leaders, including Senate Democratic Leader Justin Alfond of Portland, to present a $4.8 million dollar legislative package to fight the drug crisis in Maine. The plan, a result of a bipartisan collaboration between legislative leaders, includes prevention, treatment and law enforcement...

    Marine Economy Highlighted in Portland Waterfront Jobs Tour

      Speaker Mark Eves joined Senate Democratic Leader Justin Alfond and Representatives Matthew Moonen and Diane Russell in their districts with other Portland lawmakers and city officials to tour businesses and facilities along Portland’s waterfront. The visit was a continuation of a statewide jobs tour launched in January by Speaker Eves.   “Maine’s marine economy...

    Legislative Leaders and Governor’s Office Meet to Discuss State’s Drug Crisis

    Legislative Leaders and Governor’s Office Meet to Discuss State’s Drug Crisis Unified Commitment to Comprehensive Plan but Speaker Urges Action AUGUSTA | November 20, 2015 | This afternoon, legislative leaders met with members of the Governor’s cabinet and staff to discuss the state’s drug crisis. Speaker Eves, President Thibodeau and other legislative leaders met with...

    Portland Press Herald- Maine’s drug abuse epidemic front and center as legislation advances to next session

    Maine’s drug abuse epidemic front and center as legislation advances to next session Legislative leaders approved 49 appeals of bills Thursday, including five addressing the drug problem. AUGUSTA — A panel of legislative leaders voted Thursday to revive several bills designed to address the state’s drug epidemic. The proposals hit a range of policy areas,...