AUGUSTA – Maine’s Legislative Council, a bipartisan committee comprising members of House and Senate leadership, took a number of votes on the 399 bills under consideration for the second session of the 129th legislature. 134 bills were approved, with an appeals process to take place before the end of the year.

Speaker of the House Sara Gideon released the following statement:

“In 2019, we made a real difference in the lives of Mainers – reducing property taxes, protecting and expanding access to healthcare, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, increasing job training, and combating climate change. There is, however, more work to be done and that’s what we will tackle in 2020. We’ll continue our work on healthcare affordability and accessibility, for both Mainers and our small businesses and we’ll move forward policies that result in high-paying, quality jobs. Mainers are counting on us to keep making progress and we intend to deliver.”