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


Pre-Session Leadership Update

Since our last update before Thanksgiving, House Democrats have chosen their leadership team. They have chosen Rep. Rachel Talbot-Ross, D-Portland, as their candidate for Speaker of the House, the Hon. Rob Hunt to continue...


November 2022 Election Update

Maine State House Most of us who are obsessed with electoral politics expected a tight Gubernatorial race and, if not changes in control of the House or Senate, much closer margins between the majority...


Primary Round-Up

Primary Round-Up As you are probably aware, primary elections in Maine took place on Tuesday, June 14, and there were a handful that could be significant to the general election outcome in November. Congressional...


End of Session Update

The Second Regular Session of the 130th Maine State Legislature finally adjourned Sine Die, or “without day”, on Monday, May 9. Lawmakers voted on the 5 vetoes sent to them by Governor Mills, and...


Committee Assignments

Committee assignments for the 131st Maine State Legislature have been made public. This article from the Bangor Daily News mentions some of the most interesting choices made by Senate President Jackson and Speaker Rachel...


Maine Legislative Update: Second Session of the 130th Legislature

Unexpected losses Sadly, we learned of the passing of two legislators in the past few days. It was announced on Friday, January 28th, that longtime Democratic legislator and current House member, Representative John Tuttle...


Portland Referenda and Legislative Leadership Update

In addition to all the state and national legislative races that were (mostly) decided by Wednesday morning, there were also 13 referendum questions on the Portland municipal ballot and one in Bar Harbor of...


Pre-Session Legislative Update

LD 3 “An Act to Establish the Winter Energy Relief Payment Program to Aid Residents with High Heating Costs and to Finalize the COVID Pandemic Relief Payment Program” After Governor Mills’ heating and housing...


Swearing-In Day Summary

Presiding Officers, Parliamentarians, and Constitutional Officers  The first day of the 131st Legislature was relatively uneventful, and what was most notable is what didn’t happen – the Governor’s emergency energy relief bill. The results...