Rep. Arata’s May 23 newsletter includes information about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, DHHS Aging and Long Term Care Initiative, fish stocking, and 15 bills recently signed into law.
freshman legislator, I’m often asked how it’s going in Augusta, usually with a
rueful smile. I am a Republican and in the minority, but have found my
colleagues on both sides of the aisle to be both respectful and congenial, with
any disagreements aired with civility. However, a greater challenge has been
dealing with those outside the legislature who are eager to attack without
knowing all the facts. I’ve been accused of wanting to throw teachers in jail
or ban common classroom books by people who didn’t bother to read the bill for
themselves. A disabled Representative was disparaged on social media for
parking in a handicapped space. Another had biohazards sent to his home after
he was mis-quoted concerning feminine product availability to prisoners. These
experiences have enforced my belief that we should be slow to anger and quick
Read Senator Ned Claxton’s latest newsletter to learn about office hours, the dangers of distracted driving, Rep. Jared Golden’s visit, updates on legislation and our new electronic testimony submission system.
Sen. Claxton: “Providing free or low-cost medicine to those with limited means, is one way we can help save people’s lives.”
AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, LD 1661, “An Act To Create the Drug Donation and Redispensing Program” received unanimous, bipartisan support from the Legislature’s Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee on Tuesday. The bill would establish a drug donation and redispensing program to provide medicine to low-income Mainers.
State Representative Amy Arata’s May 6 newsletter includes information about homelessness, drug overdoses, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife educational programs and more.
Senator Ned Claxton’s 4/29 newsletter includes information about office hours; legislation to help homeowners avoid closure, making prescription drugs more affordable, and protecting the environment and more.
State Representative Amy Arata’s 4/29 newsletter includes information about burn permits, freezing your credit, yardscaping and advice for spending, saving and investing.
Senator Claxton’s April update includes information about office hours, protecting access to affordable health care and drugs, improving lead testing rates, protecting student borrowers, grants for Bi-centennial marketing, visitors to the State House and a call for volunteers to sing the National Anthem.
Read Rep. Arata’s newsletter, including information about Child Abuse Prevention Month, anti-scam guide, the moose lottery and increasing numbers of cars crashing into police.
Read about education tax benefits, well safety and testing, and a robotics competition in Representative Arata’s newsletter.