A major bail reform bill, LD 1703, will move onto the House floor after receiving a majority vote (10 - 2) from the Judiciary Committee.
U.S. Department of Justice Reaches Settlement with Lewiston Public Schools to End Discriminatory Use of Shortened School Days
A complaint filed by Maine civil rights organizations initiated the DOJ investigation
Five members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee support the passage of a bill that would end criminal penalties for minor drug possession.
Maine is on its way to becoming the first state in the nation to regulate the use of facial recognition technology by public officials.
Advocates, including lawmakers, doctors, harm reduction service providers and people in recovery, are testifying at today’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee hearing in support of LD 967, a bill that would end criminal penalties for minor drug possession and offer a pathway to recovery.
While today’s verdict is a step forward in the fight for police accountability and may help heal a grieving community, the systems that allowed a police officer to murder Mr. Floyd remain fully intact. The fight for justice by no means ends with this guilty verdict.