Maine Senate President

Michael D. Thibodeau

128th Maine Legislature

Statement from Senate Republican Leaders on Governor’s Closing of Downeast Correctional Facility

“The people of Washington County deserve better than this. Maine Senate Republicans are currently looking at all available options.   “The Maine Legislature’s commitment to keeping this facility open has been consistent. In addition to fighting for funding in the budget, legislators in 2016 reached agreement on a government facilities bond that mandated a correctional facility exist in Washington County. This action appears contrary to the agreement that was reached.”   “Furthermore, the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee this week overwhelmingly approved a bill to keep the Downeast Correctional Facility open.   “We remain committed to the people of Washington County.”   Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason (R-Androscoggin) Assistant Majority Leader Amy Volk...

Maine Legislature Back in Session

The 128th Maine Legislature resumed its work on January 3, 2016. Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) presided over the opening day of the Second Regular Session of the 128th Legislature. The Legislature is expected to tackle numerous issues such as tax conformity, Medicaid expansion and marijuana legalization, as well as hundreds of bills that were introduced before the session began or are carryovers from the previous legislative session. The Maine Legislature is scheduled to have its work completed in April....

Legislature Adjourns Until January

The First Regular Session of the 128th Legislature adjourned on November 6, 2017, after convening for a special session to take up items such as ranked-choice voting and implementation of retail recreational marijuana sales. The Second Session of the 128th Legislature will convene on January 3,...


Senator Mike Thibodeau
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

(207) 287-1500

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