Press Releases

Maine Legislature Enacts Supplemental Budget

This morning, members of the House of Representatives voted 142 to 1 in favor of LD 302, “An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017.”

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Gideon Statement on Education Committee Hearing

“Democrats will never sign off on a budget that increases property and sales taxes for working Mainers, while shortchanging our schools and communities. We need a transformational plan for Maine’s economy that involves pulling together people, instead of pitting them against each other.”

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Gideon Statement on Passage of LD 88

Tonight, after a 24 hour delay, LD 88 “An Act To Delay the Implementation of Certain Portions of the Marijuana Legalization Act” was signed into law. This emergency legislation closed loopholes in the citizen-passed marijuana referendum, including preventing legal use by Mainers under the age of 21.

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Gideon Statement on LePage Budget Proposal

Top Democratic lawmakers in the Maine House said they would be closely reviewing Governor Paul LePage’s two-year budget proposal with a focus on increasing the number of people with good jobs and reducing the number of Maine kids and seniors living in poverty.

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