Government Affairs

Maine Legislative Team

Legislative Updates

March 25, 2020
State Grants Request for "Essential Business" Status

March 24, 2020
Governor Mills' Emergency Order Regarding Essential Businesses and Operations

March 20, 2020
State and Federal Resources RE: COVID-19 Response

March 19, 2020
Governor's Emergency Bill - LD 2167

March 18, 2020
129th Second Session Adjournment Update

June 21, 2019
Maine House and Senate Adjourn Sine Die After Legislative All Nighter

December 21, 2018
Maine Legislators Receive their Upcoming Committee Assignments
Legislative Update

December 7, 2018
Maine's Constitutional Officers Selected as the 129th Maine Legislature Formally Begins
Legislative Update

November 16, 2018
2018 Maine Election Results - Leadership Elections
Legislative Update

November 7, 2018
2018 Maine Election Results - Initial Results
Legislative Update

November 6, 2018
2018 Maine Election Primer
Legislative Update

September 4, 2018
Legislature Returns for Special Session
Legislative Update

June 12, 2018
Legislature Nears Special Session as Democrats and Republicans Watch Primary Election Results
Legislative Update

May 4, 2018
End of Session Update: 128th Maine Legislature
Legislative Update

April 20, 2018
Session Update: 128th Maine Legislature 
Legislative Update

October 3, 2017
Special Session Update: Governor LePage Calls in Legislature
Legislative Update

August 4, 2017
End of Session Update: 128th Maine Legislature
Legislative Update

July 28, 2017 
End of Session Update: 128th Maine Legislature 
Legislative Update

June 14, 2017
Maine Budget Update: Committee of Conference
Legislative Update

January 10, 2017
128th Maine State Legislature, First Regular Session, List of Legislative Bills
Legislative Update

January 7, 2017
2018-18 Biennial Budget Release
Legislative Update

December 23, 2016
128th Maine Legislature House and Senate Committee Assignments
Legislative Update

December 8, 2016
Summary of "Swearing in Day" at the 128th Maine Legislature
Legislative Update

November 9, 2016
2016 Election Summary
Legislative Update

November 5, 2014

Legislative Alert

Firm Highlights

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Essential Business? Essential Activity? Clarification Here.

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 2nd, the Governor has ordered a statewide “stay at home” order further restricting Maine resident’s movement. Governor’s Executive Order No. 28 FY 19/20 dated March 31, 2020 (“Stay...

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Maine Legislative Alert: Reopening and Other Updates

The Legislative Practice Group at Preti Flaherty hopes you are all staying healthy, safe, and sane. We are continuing to interface with Governor Mills, her staff, and relevant of members of her administration on...

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Legislative Alert: Governor Mills' Emergency Order Regarding Essential Businesses and Operations

This communication is intended to alert you to ongoing developments in Maine at the state and local level concerning mandatory business closures and curtailments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   This afternoon, Governor...

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Legislative Alert: 129th Second Session Adjournment Update

“This week has been the longest year.” If you were to ask someone two weeks ago when this year’s Legislature would be wrapping up its session, most would have replied that they were right...

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Legislative Alert: Governor's Emergency Bill - LD 2167

As a part of the Preti Flaherty Legislative Update sent yesterday to our clients, we provided highlights of the Governor’s omnibus emergency legislation related to the outbreak of COVID-19. We felt it was important...

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Legislative Alert: State Grants Request for "Essential Business" Status

Under the Governor’s COVID-19 Executive Order issued yesterday (3/24/20), businesses not initially identified as “essential,” and therefore unable to continue operations, have the opportunity to request being re-classified as essential. One of the first...

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Preti Flaherty COVID-19 Resources

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Preti Flaherty's attorneys have maintained a constant stream of the most up-to-date information and resources for our clients, business partners, and others struggling to navigate these complex...

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Legislative Alert: Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee Meeting Report

The Maine State Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee met on Friday, June 5 th to continue to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Maine’s economy. The agenda included childcare issues, a report from...

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Legislative Alert: State and Federal Resources RE: COVID-19 Response

SBA Disaster Loans Information On March 16, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved Governor Mills’ application for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help Maine businesses overcome any temporary financial hardship due...

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Maine Legislative Alert: Lodging reservations may begin immediately for June 1st stays

Some good news was announced during today’s daily COVID-19 daily briefing regarding Maine’s lodging establishments. Commissioner Heather Johnson announced that, effective immediately, Maine lodging facilities can begin accepting future reservations for stays beginning June...