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House overrides veto of legislation to clear up law enforcement’s jurisdiction

House overrides veto of legislation to clear up law enforcement’s jurisdiction

AUGUSTA – The Maine House overrode a governor’s veto of a bill clarifying the relationship between local police and the county sheriff departments Tuesday. Lawmakers supported Rep. Martin Grohman’s bill by a 149-0 margin after a brief debate. “The bill began as the ‘prom bill’ because local school officials came to me with the issue … Read more about House overrides veto of legislation to clear up law enforcement’s jurisdictionRead more

Rep. Grohman’s affordable heating legislation moves forward

Rep. Grohman’s affordable heating legislation moves forward

AUGUSTA – Rep. Martin Grohman’s bill to make heat pumps available to low-income Mainers earned a strong initial support from the House of Representatives Wednesday. “Affordable heating is an emergency issue for low-income Mainers, and heat pumps are one of the most efficient means to produce energy for heating,” said Grohman, D-Biddeford. The bill, LD … Read more about Rep. Grohman’s affordable heating legislation moves forwardRead more

Marcel Viger named to the Maine Franco-American Hall of Fame

Marcel Viger named to the Maine Franco-American Hall of Fame

Reps. Barry Hobbins, D-Saco, Christopher Babbidge, D-Kennebunk, Ryan Fecteau, D-Biddeford, and Martin Grohman, D-Biddeford congratulate Marcel Viger on behalf of the Legislature after his induction into the Maine Franco-American Hall of Fame Wednesday. Viger is a longtime bilingual advocate and before he retired was one of the few lawyers in the area who spoke French. … Read more about Marcel Viger named to the Maine Franco-American Hall of FameRead more

Rep. Grohman’s affordable heating legislation moves forward

Rep. Grohman’s affordable heating legislation moves forward

AUGUSTA – Rep. Martin Grohman’s bill to make heat pumps available to low-income Mainers earned a strong vote from the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee Wednesday. “Affordable heating is an emergency issue for low-income Mainers, and heat pumps are one of the most efficient means to produce energy for heating,” said Grohman, D-Biddeford. The bill … Read more about Rep. Grohman’s affordable heating legislation moves forwardRead more

House unanimously enacts reauthorization of LMF bonds

House unanimously enacts reauthorization of LMF bonds

Grohman amendment revives $6.5 million in bonds that expired without LePage’s sign-off AUGUSTA – The House on Tuesday unanimously gave its final approval to a measure reauthorizing $6.5 million in voter-approved Land for Maine’s Future bonds as part of a bipartisan effort to revive the expired bonds. The vote was 145-0. “It was great to … Read more about House unanimously enacts reauthorization of LMF bondsRead more

House unanimously backs reauthorization of LMF bonds

House unanimously backs reauthorization of LMF bonds

Grohman amendment revives $6.5 million in bonds that expired without LePage’s sign-off AUGUSTA – The House on Tuesday unanimously gave its initial approval to a measure reauthorizing $6.5 million in voter-approved Land for Maine’s Future bonds as part of a bipartisan effort to revive the expired bonds. The vote was 147-0. “The fight to fully … Read more about House unanimously backs reauthorization of LMF bondsRead more

Bipartisan team of lawmakers to tour Texas Instruments

Bipartisan team of lawmakers to tour Texas Instruments

Pair seeks long-term plan to hold down energy costs SOUTH PORTLAND – Sen. David Woodsome, R-Waterboro, and Rep. Martin Grohman, D-Biddeford, will tour Texas Instruments’ South Portland manufacturing facility Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Woodsome and Grohman, who both serve on the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, are seeking feedback from Maine’s manufacturers … Read more about Bipartisan team of lawmakers to tour Texas InstrumentsRead more