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  • Published
    July 28, 2017

    Gillway kills bill for one-letter typo

    Fourth-term Rep. James Gillway, R-Searsport, sponsored four bills last session. Two passed, one was vetoed, and one with a typographical error that changed its meaning did not pass out of committee. Cameras on school buses Gillway sponsored a bill, LD 862, to set up a pilot program to install video cameras on school buses. It was meant to be an aid to prosecuting motorists who pass buses, which he said is a ...

  • Published
    July 12, 2017

    Provisions from Ward’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill may become law

    Second-term Rep. Karl Ward, R-Dedham, introduced a bill, which became known as the “Blue Lives Matter” bill, that would have elevated attacks on police officers, emergency responders and firefighters from Class C to Class B crimes, punishable by 10 years in jail, and would have expanded the definition of hate crimes to include crimes committed against members of those professions. State budget endgame Rep. Karl ...

  • Published
    July 6, 2017

    Two bills sponsored by Kinney become law

    As the first session of the 128th Legislature comes to a close, we are looking back at the bills our Waldo County representatives sponsored. Second-term Rep. MaryAnne Kinney, R-Knox, represents the towns of Brooks, Burnham, Freedom, Jackson, Knox, Monroe, Thorndike, Troy and Unity, and serves on the Agriculture Conservation and Forestry committee. She sponsored five bills this session. Two passed into law and ...

  • Published
    July 5, 2017

    Zeigler bills on transparency, Styrofoam ban vetoed

    As the first session of the 128th Legislature comes to a close, we are looking back at some of the bills our Waldo County representatives sponsored. First term Rep. Stanley Paige Zeigler, D-Montville, who served on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, proposed a few bills this session. While none of them passed, the one that made it the farthest was a sunshine bill, LD 23, that passed the House and ...

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