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Rep. Grohman moves affordable heating legislation forward

Rep. Grohman moves affordable heating legislation forward

AUGUSTA – Rep. Martin Grohman’s bill to make heat pumps available to low-income Mainers will be considered by the Legislature early next year. “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 would enable low-income … Read more about Rep. Grohman moves affordable heating legislation forwardRead more

Rep. Grohman appeals decision on affordable heating legislation

Rep. Grohman appeals decision on affordable heating legislation

AUGUSTA – Rep. Martin Grohman is appealing the Maine Legislative Council’s rejection of his bill to make heat pumps available to low-income Mainers. “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 would enable … Read more about Rep. Grohman appeals decision on affordable heating legislationRead more

Stand with the Land

Stand with the Land

BIDDEFORD — I was lucky enough to get a moose permit this year, and I’ve already been scouting in anticipation of a great season. I’m hoping that the private land I hunt remains available this year and into the future. Maine’s long tradition of public access to private land is something we as hunters treasure … Read more about Stand with the LandRead more

House backs bill to require release of voter-approved bonds

House backs bill to require release of voter-approved bonds

Governor holds hostage Land for Maine’s Future bonds, blocks $20 million in investment AUGUSTA – The House on Thursday gave its initial approval to a bill that requires governors to issue voter-approved bonds, a measure prompted by Gov. Paul LePage’s holding hostage of Land for Maine’s Future bonds. The vote on LD 1378 was 102-48. … Read more about House backs bill to require release of voter-approved bondsRead more

Reps. Fecteau and Grohman: You may be missing money

Reps. Fecteau and Grohman: You may be missing money

State treasurer releases unclaimed property list AUGUSTA – Reps. Ryan Fecteau, D-Biddeford, and Marty Grohman, D-Biddeford, urge Maine residents to check the state database for unclaimed property. “Mainers lost more than $20 million in unclaimed property in 2014 alone,” Fecteau said. “These funds could be from unpaid wages, dividends or checking accounts. For a range … Read more about Reps. Fecteau and Grohman: You may be missing moneyRead more

Biddeford-Saco lawmakers appointed to key committees

Biddeford-Saco lawmakers appointed to key committees

AUGUSTA – State representatives from Biddeford and Saco have been appointed to key policy committees for the 127th Legislature. Veteran lawmaker Rep. Barry Hobbins, D-Saco, has been appointed House chair of the Judiciary Committee, which oversees policy on the judicial system and criminal and civil procedure. “I am honored that Speaker Eves chose me to … Read more about Biddeford-Saco lawmakers appointed to key committeesRead more