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    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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    Top Maine House Leaders Praise Supreme Court Health Care Decision

    Augusta — Top Democrats in the Maine House on Thursday praised the momentous decision from the U.S. Supreme Court affirming health care for thousands of Mainers and millions of Americans.   “The court delivered a huge win for Maine families today,” said House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick. “For those families on the edge, battling...

    Maine House stands united against barrage of line-item vetoes

    (Augusta) – The Maine House on Thursday evening overrode an unprecedented number of line-item vetoes to the bipartisan $6.7 billion state budget.   “Our bipartisan budget agreement stands firm,” said House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick. “The votes tonight are a big win for middle class families, seniors, students and workers who are one step...

    Maine House Gives Final Approval to Bipartisan State Budget

      Bipartisan budget prevents state shutdown, includes middle-class tax cut, property tax relief, investment in education and welfare reform   (Augusta) – The Maine House on Tuesday gave final approval to a $6.7 billion bipartisan budget.  The measure received a vote of 105 to 42, surpassing the two-thirds threshold to pass the emergency bill.  ...

    House enacts Speaker Eves’ bipartisan measure to boost pay for direct care workers

    (AUGUSTA) – The Maine House on Friday gave final approval to a bipartisan measure to increase pay for in-home care workers. The vote was unanimous.   “Lawmakers came together to do right by our seniors and those who care for them,” said bill sponsor House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick. “A stronger direct care workforce...

    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, Speaker of the Maine...

    House Speaker, Topsham Rep. Tepler hold local forum on plan to help seniors

      Eves joins Tepler in Topsham to hear from seniors, community leaders   (TOPSHAM) — Speaker of the House Mark Eves will hold a community forum on Wednesday in Topsham to hear from area seniors and community leaders on his “Keep ME Home” plan to help older adults live independently longer.   Eves will join...

    Democratic leaders unveil Better Deal for Maine

    Plan counters LePage’s trickle-down economics with vision for growing Maine’s economy from the middle out   (AUGUSTA) —  Top Democratic leaders in the State House on Thursday countered Gov. Paul LePage’s budget with their plan to grow the economy from the middle out rather than the top down.   The leaders unveiled the Better Deal...

    House Speaker urges bipartisan cooperation on welfare reform, focus on job training

    Dem leaders, House HHS chair offer welfare reform ideas for collaboration   (AUGUSTA) — House Speaker Mark Eves, House Majority Leader Jeff McCabe and Rep. Drew Gattine, House chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, on Monday issued the following statements in advance of Governor Paul LePage’s press conference on welfare reform.   “We...

    Logging in the spotlight on Western Maine jobs tour

    Lawmakers visit Region 9 School of Applied Technology, thriving logging company MEXICO – State lawmakers toured a career and technical school and a thriving logging company on Monday, as part of the statewide jobs tour led by House Speaker Mark Eves. “We had a chance to see first hand how new technology is transforming Maine’s...

    Sun Journal: Legislators to visit Region 9, logging company on jobs tour

      MEXICO — A statewide jobs tour initiated by House Democratic Speaker Mark Eves will make a stop at the Region 9 School of Applied Technology from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 30. Jodi Quintero, communications director for Eves, said Friday that Sen. John Patrick, D-Rumford, and Rep. Matt Peterson, D-Rumford, will speak to...

    CentralMaine.com: Lawmakers weigh fixes to rural Maine firefighter shortages

    AUGUSTA — Lawmakers weighed possible solutions to the lack of volunteer firefighters in rural Maine during a hearing Monday, though they didn’t agree that a bill to provide small financial incentives would be the tool to address the problem. Maine has had a steady decline in volunteer firefighters over the years and has struggled to...

    House Speaker Urges Support For Raising Maine’s Minimum Wage

    (Augusta, Me) – State lawmakers on Monday will hold a public hearing on eight separate proposals related to raising the minimum wage, which stands at $7.50 an hour and has remained at that level since 2009. Speaker of the House Mark Eves of North Berwick issued the following statement in support of raising Maine’s minimum...