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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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    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....

    BANGOR DAILY EDITORIAL: Maine gets moving on an aging approach beyond nursing homes

      Troy R. Bennett | BDN Lee Picker (right), 75, smiles after speaking at a Wednesday news conference in Brunswick, where Maine House Speaker Mark Eves announced a series of proposals designed to build more affordable housing for seniors and otherwise help them remain in their homes as they age. Buy Photo Posted Aug. 25,...

    PRESS HERALD – Our View: Bipartisan support for senior bills promising

    Speaker Eves’ proposals would fill needs for Maine’s fastest-growing age group. BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD Gov. Paul LePage and the Democratic leaders in the Legislature rarely find room for compromise when they disagree. Even when they largely see eye-to-eye on an issue, it doesn’t get much better. That’s why it’s encouraging to hear LePage, whose most...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maine House Speaker Announces Package of Bills Aimed At Aging In Place

      BRUNSWICK — Maine Speaker of the House Mark Eves and advocates for older adults on Wednesday unveiled a comprehensive package of proposals to help seniors age in place in their communities and homes.   The “KeepME Home” initiative addresses key concerns of older Mainers: living independently and having financial security.  The plan from Speaker...

    MEDIA ALERT: House Speaker to Announce Package of Bills Aimed At Aging In Place

    BRUNSWICK — Maine House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick will unveil key policies aimed at helping older adults live independently in their homes and communities longer.   The “KeepME Home” initiatives will be announced at the Creekside Village adult housing apartments in Brunswick at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 20. The initiatives are expected...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maine continues anemic job growth, lags nation

      Maine’s job deficit is 12,600 since the end of the recession   AUGUSTA — Top Democratic leaders in the Legislature said Maine’s anemic job growth continues to lag the nation as new monthly numbers were released today.   According to the State’s Department of Labor, Maine lost 900 jobs in July, while jobs grew...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 79th Anniversary of Social Security: Much to celebrate, more to be done

        Speaker Eves: “A lifetime of work should earn you a secure retirement”   79 years ago this week America changed its future for the better.   As a country our leaders and our people affirmed that a lifetime of work should earn you a secure retirement.   Good morning I’m Rep. Mark Eves...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Legislative leaders press LePage on his mismanagement during meeting

    AUGUSTA – Top legislative leaders on Thursday pressed Gov. Paul LePage to work with them to solve problems caused by the administration’s mismanagement of the Alexander Group contract and the state’s psychiatric hospital.   The meeting between both of the Legislature’s presiding officers and the governor was the first one all three had together since...