Maine Senate President

Michael D. Thibodeau

128th Maine Legislature

Maine Legislature Returns for Special Session

Maine lawmakers returned to Augusta on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 for a special session to take up matters left unresolved when the legislature adjourned in April. Among the most noteworthy issues are tax conformity, funding for schools and direct care workers,  minimum wage, Medicaid expansion, and bonds for transportation and higher education. The special session is expected to last several...

Senate President Statement on Death of Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy

“I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family of  Corporal Eugene Cole, the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, and all who serve in Maine law enforcement. The tragic death of Corporal Cole serves as reminder of the enormous debt we owe to all who work in law enforcement for the sacrifices they make every day, and the risks they take on our behalf to keep our communities safe. “As the search continues for the individual responsible for this senseless act, I hope you will join me in praying for the safety of our officers.” Senate President Michael...

Senate President Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on Ranked-Choice Voting

“I would like to thank the justices for providing clarity on some of the questions the Maine Senate raised regarding ranked-choice voting. Based on the ruling, it is clear that ranked-choice voting will be used for the June 12th primary. “It is also important to note, however, that the court’s ruling was very narrow in scope and only applies to the June primary. “The court did not address the many remaining constitutional questions regarding this system of voting in Maine. “From the beginning, our primary concern has been the integrity of Maine’s voting system, and we remain concerned about the citizens of Maine having confidence in it. “In the short amount of time we have left in the legislative session, we will consider what we can do to ensure the election process goes smoothly on June 12th.” Senate President Michael Thibodeau...


Senator Mike Thibodeau
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

(207) 287-1500

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