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    Speaker Joins Lawmakers & Community Leaders in Breaking Ground at  York County Community College

    Speaker Joins Lawmakers & Community Leaders in Breaking Ground at York County Community College

    Speaker Joins Lawmakers & Community Leaders in Breaking Ground at York County Community College New building will provide critical space to growing college WELLS | Today, Speaker Mark Eves joined area lawmakers, community leaders, and educators in celebrating the groundbreaking of a new academic building at York County Community College....
    Speaker Eves Launches Statewide Senior Listening Tour

    Speaker Eves Launches Statewide Senior Listening Tour

    Speaker Eves Kicks Off Statewide Senior Listening Tour Listening Events to Highlight State Successes, Senior Needs, and Community Initiatives Today Speaker of the House Mark Eves (D-North Berwick) announced the launch of a statewide listening tour focused on the rising needs of Maine’s seniors. The tour is a continuation of...
    2016 Maine Democratic Convention

    2016 Maine Democratic Convention

    Hello and Welcome to the 2016 Maine Democratic Party convention!!! I’m Speaker of the Maine House Mark Eves and it is an honor to speak to you tonight! It’s no secret that the last two years have been difficult for Maine, with a divided government – a Democratically controlled House...
    Democrats unveil ‘Welfare that Works’

    Democrats unveil ‘Welfare that Works’

    Democrats unveil ‘Welfare that Works’ Download the fact sheet HERE Proposal restores accountability, puts Mainers to work, better prevents fraud and abuse Maine’s Democratic leaders on Thursday unveiled “Welfare that Works,” a package of policy proposals to transform the current welfare system to better address fraud and abuse and more...
    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 to Visit Harpswell for Next Stop on Senior Listening Tour

    HARPSWELL – Mainers will have the chance to weigh in on the challenges seniors are facing today, Wednesday, July 27, as Speaker Mark Eves’ senior listening tour arrives in town. The event, the third stop of Eves’ statewide tour, takes place at the Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, from 6:30 to 8 p.m....

    Speaker Eves to Visit Auburn for Next Stop on Senior Listening Tour

    Speaker Eves to Visit Auburn for Next Stop on Senior Listening Tour AUGUSTA | Speaker of the House Mark Eves has announced that the next stop on his statewide senior listening tour will in Auburn, Maine, on Thursday, July 14, 2016. The event will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in Kirk Hall, Room...

    Speaker Eves to Governor LePage: Stop the Political Theatre Special Session Unnecessary and Costly

    AUGUSTA | Speaker Eves issued the following statement and sent the attached letter to Governor Paul LePage in response to his request for a special session to the 127th Legislature. A special session would cost Maine taxpayers $43,000 on the first day and $37,900 a day thereafter. “We will not be coming back into session,” said Speaker Eves...

    Speaker Joins Lawmakers & Community Leaders in Breaking Ground at York County Community College

    Speaker Joins Lawmakers & Community Leaders in Breaking Ground at York County Community College New building will provide critical space to growing college WELLS | Today, Speaker Mark Eves joined area lawmakers, community leaders, and educators in celebrating the groundbreaking of a new academic building at York County Community College. The long awaited building, funded...

    Speaker Eves Launches Statewide Senior Listening Tour

    Speaker Eves Launches Statewide Senior Listening Tour  Beginning in Kennebunk, visits to focus on addressing rising challenges for Maine’s seniors It’s no secret that Mainers are getting older. With the highest median age in the country, a surplus of baby boomers and a shortage of young adults, Maine faces rising challenges and opportunities in caring...

    Speaker Eves Launches Statewide Senior Listening Tour

    Speaker Eves Kicks Off Statewide Senior Listening Tour Listening Events to Highlight State Successes, Senior Needs, and Community Initiatives Today Speaker of the House Mark Eves (D-North Berwick) announced the launch of a statewide listening tour focused on the rising needs of Maine’s seniors. The tour is a continuation of efforts known as the Keep...

    2016 Maine Democratic Convention

    Hello and Welcome to the 2016 Maine Democratic Party convention!!! I’m Speaker of the Maine House Mark Eves and it is an honor to speak to you tonight! It’s no secret that the last two years have been difficult for Maine, with a divided government – a Democratically controlled House and a Republican controlled Senate...

    House Passes $150m in R&D and Transportation Bonds

    AUGUSTA | On Friday, the Maine House of Representatives passed two crucial bonds worth a combined $150 million to strengthen the state’s transportation infrastructure and provide funds for research and development to foster innovation. LD 1694: “An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities” sponsored by Senator...

    House Republicans Block Supplemental Budget Compromise

    House Republicans Block Supplemental Budget Compromise Republicans to Law Enforcement, Seniors, Mental Health Providers, Taxpayers: You’re Not a Priority AUGUSTA | Despite strong bipartisan support in the Senate, all but two House Republicans voted against a supplemental budget compromise on an initial vote late Tuesday, denying needed pay increases for law enforcement, support for those...

    Appropriations Committee Reaches Supplemental Budget Compromise

    AUGUSTA | On Monday, the Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee passed a bipartisan agreement on a supplemental budget proposal by a vote of 8 to 4. The $18.2m proposal, supported by Democrats and Senate Republicans on the committee, funds core bipartisan priorities while allocating $45.5m to the Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the...

    House Republicans Switch Votes, Block Medical Assessments for Maine’s Children in Foster Care

    House Republicans Switch Votes, Block Medical Assessments for Maine’s Children in Foster Care AUGUSTA | Despite previous strong support in both Legislative bodies and a successful veto override in the Senate, House Republicans flip-flopped Wednesday, effectively killing a bill they had previously supported, which would require prompt medical assessments for children entering state custody. “It’s...

    Speaker’s Bill to Strengthen Maine’s Direct Care Workforce Advances

    Speaker’s Bill to Strengthen Maine’s Direct Care Workforce Advances AUGUSTA | A proposal by Speaker of the House Mark Eves (D-North Berwick) to establish a commission to study ways to strengthen Maine’s direct care workforce received initial approval in the House Monday. “This bill will help us develop critical recruitment strategies, career advancement opportunities and...