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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: House Speaker: New AARP Poll Underscores Need For Policy Reforms for Rapidly Aging State

    AUGUSTA —  Speaker of the House Mark Eves of North Berwick said a new AARP poll of Mainers underscores need for policy leaders to focus on keeping seniors in their homes and communities longer.   AARP asked 2,000 Maine voters over the age of 50 about a number of issues affecting their lives. One of...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LePage continues to play politics with nursing home funding

    AUGUSTA  — Top Democratic leaders called Governor Paul LePage’s announcement of funding for nursing homes “smoke and mirrors” and slammed his administration for playing politics with money that could help struggling nursing homes across the state.   LePage announced today that for weeks his administration has been working on a plan to provide $4.6 million...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Legislative Leaders Condemn LePage’s Meetings with Domestic Terrorists

    AUGUSTA—Senate President Justin Alfond of Portland and House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick released the following statements in response to reports that Governor Paul LePage met with and encouraged the Sovereign Citizens, a domestic terrorist movement, associated with violence against public officials nationally.      According to published excerpts of As Maine Went, a...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Speaker of the Maine House Honors Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions

    PORTLAND — Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Mark Eves of North Berwick on June 27 honored foster grandparents and senior companions at annual recognition luncheon organized by the Opportunity Alliance. “The work of these senior volunteers provides an excellent model for how Maine can turn the challenges we face with our aging population...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Speaker of the Maine House to Address Annual Senior Volunteer Celebration

    AUGUSTA — Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Mark Eves of North Berwick will address The Opportunity Alliance’s annual recognition of Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions at a luncheon held in their honor at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014.   Maine is the oldest state...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LePage’s vetoes of life-saving health care costs Mainers

    AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage’s ideological vetoes of life-saving health care for Maine citizens has further hamstrung Maine’s economy, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.   According to a report in the Portland Press Herald,Maine was 39th nationally and last among the six New England states in first-quarter personal income...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: House Speaker Gives Opening Remarks at Democratic State Convention

    Watch the speech: (Bangor, Me.)  – Maine House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick will serve as the Chair of the Democratic State Convention this weekend in Bangor, Me.  On Friday night, he will deliver opening remarks. In his remarks, Eves is expected to tout Democratic candidates up and down the ticket as well as...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Group convenes to prevent elder abuse statewide

    AUGUSTA — Efforts to prevent elder abuse and exploitation will be the focus of one of the first meetings of a statewide aging initiative launched by Speaker of the House Mark Eves and the Maine Council on Aging  (MCOA).   Speaker Eves will address today’s meeting, which will be led by Jess Maurer, the co-chair...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Top Lawmakers Raise Concerns that State Won’t Be Able to Recoup Funds from Alexander Group

    AUGUSTA — Maine may not be able to recoup taxpayer funds spent on Governor LePage’s $1 million no-bid contract to the Alexander Group, according to a University of Maine Law School adjunct professor and contracts expert Gerald Petruccelli. Petrucelli says the contract is poorly written with few protections for the state. Speaker of the House...

    Speaker Eves Statement on Claims of Plagiarism in Alexander Report

    AUGUSTA –  The controversial Alexander Group lifted portions of its $1 million taxpayer funded report released last week  directly from a report written by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in 2011, according to research done by the Bangor Daily News. The Bangor Daily News editorialized: “But in keeping with the rest of his...

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dems call out LePage for choosing chemical industry over Maine families

    (Augusta, Me.) — Gov. Paul LePage has formally withdrawn a proposal to add the cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde to the priority chemicals list under the state law protecting children from toxic chemicals.   As part of the Kids Safe Products Act, the rule would have required manufacturers to disclose which children’s products contain formaldehyde, a widely...

    Speaker Eves featured in USA Today for Oral Health Law

    Dental therapists aim to fill in oral health shortfalls Alicia McElhaney, USATODAY 5:59 p.m. EDT May 6, 2014 States try to solve the problem of dentist shortages by allowing dental therapists to do checkups and fill cavities, but they face strong resistance from dentists. (Photo: Todd A. Buchanan for USA TODAY) 361 CONNECT 135 TWEET...