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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: 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...

    USA TODAY: Maine’s health care model: Go smaller

    NORTHPORT, Maine — By the time Laura Tasheiko discovered the lump in her left breast, it was larger than a grape. Tasheiko, 61, an artist who makes a living selling oil paintings of Maine’s snowy woods, lighthouses and rocky coastline, was terrified: She had no health insurance and little cash to spare. But that was...

    Senior Housing News: Maine Rallies for Totally New Approach to Senior Care

      Maine seniors, along with affordable housing, home care, general contractors and other aging services stakeholders are rallying around a comprehensive package of proposals that aim to strengthen the state’s aging in place resources that go beyond traditional assisted living and nursing homes. Mark Eves (D-North Berwick), speaker of Maine’s House of Representatives, last week...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: House Speaker’s Aging Tele-Town Hall Draws Nearly 2,000 Mainers

    AUGUSTA — Nearly 2,000 Mainers participated in a tele-town hall on Tuesday night to discuss efforts to help Maine seniors age in place in their homes and communities. The Maine People’s Alliance hosted the hour-long call with Maine House Speaker Mark Eves, who recently announced his “KeepME Home” plan to help seniors and those who...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: House Speaker to Hold Tele-Town Hall on Plan to Help Maine Seniors Age in Place

    AUGUSTA — Maine House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick and the Maine People’s Alliance will hold a tele-town hall tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss the “KeepME Home” plan to help older Mainers age in place in their homes and communities. “The people of Maine must be part of this conversation about how to...

    Press Herald Maine Voices: Speaker Eves outlines initiative to help seniors age in place

    After a lifetime of contributing to their communities, Maine’s seniors shouldn’t be forced to move far from home to find housing that’s affordable. BY REP. MARK EVES Maine is the oldest state in the nation. Each day, 50 people turn 65. In just 15 years, one in four Mainers will be over the age of 65....