Press Releases

Speaker Gideon Statement on the Passing of Detective Benjamin Campbell

On behalf of all of my colleagues in the Maine House of Representatives, I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Detective Benjamin Campbell, and to the men and women of the Maine State Police. The people of Maine are forever grateful to those who serve and protect our communities every single day, and my thoughts are with all of them on this difficult day.

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Speaker Sara Gideon Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Create Automatic Voter Registration System in Maine

This bill is a common-sense way to improve and modernize our state’s voter registration system, and I’m happy to say that it has the support of both Democrats and Republicans. An Automatic Voter Registration system will save Mainers’ time and money and ensure that every eligible Mainer has the opportunity to cast their vote. That’s something all of us can get behind.

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Speaker Gideon Unveils Paid Family and Medical Leave Legislation

America is the only industrialized nation in the world without any form of a national paid family leave plan. Every year, Mainers are forced to choose between providing for their family or taking time away from their workplace to care for a new child, a sick parent, or tend to their own health. That’s a decision no one should have to make, and that’s what we hope to fix by passing this legislation.

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Speaker Gideon Introduces Legislation to Protect Consumers from Unfair Insurance Billing Practices

Speaker of the House Sara Gideon (D-Freeport) introduced LD 1155, “An Act To Protect Patients and the Prudent Layperson Standard.” In several states, insurance companies have been warning policy holders that if their emergency department visit results in a diagnosis for something that the insurer doesn’t think was an emergency, the insurer will deny payment of the claim leaving the patient responsible for the bill.

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