Proudly representing the people of Lewiston in the Maine Senate
Nate Libby believes in giving people opportunities to succeed. As a State Senator in Augusta and as a Lewiston City Councilor, Nate works to create educational and business opportunities for Lewiston families. Nate's not one for flashy promises, but pledges to be a hard worker, a strong voice for reason and compromise, and someone you can always call on for assistance.
State and City News
March 6, 2015
La semaine du francophonie – two programs in March
Two welcome invitations arrived this week to celebrate La Semaine du Francophonie (The Week of the Francophones). Both invites are free and open to the public to recognize Maine’s Franco-Americans. An invitation from the Franco-American legislative caucus chairs Senator Nate Libby and Representative John L. Martin extended a cordial welcome to attend the Maine Legislature’s annual Franco-American Day, on Wednesday, March 18, in the Augusta State House.
March 6, 2015
Lewiston lawmaker helps lead charge for bill on standardized test opt-out
A Lewiston lawmaker is helping lead the charge on a bill that would make it easier for parents to keep their children from taking standardized tests in public schools. State. Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, said Thursday the bill he's c0-sponsored with state Rep. Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, is simple and straightforward and makes it clear children, schools and teachers can't be penalized when parents pull their children from standardized testing.
March 5, 2015
Listen to Nate's interview on Z105.5 FM "the Breakfast Club" - Governor's budget, tax reform, passenger rail in L/A, welfare fraud, Franco-American Day
March 3, 2015
Measure to strengthen economic investment program garners strong support
“This is tax policy that has a positive, concrete impact on job creation. This isn’t a phantom connection to job creation that we can’t measure,” said Democratic State Senator Nate Libby of Lewiston, the bill’s sponsor. “We can look around the state from Washington County to Androscoggin County and witness the businesses and the thousands of jobs this program helped create.”
February 28, 2015
Legislators Honor Berman & Simmons 100th Anniversary
State legislators visited the Berman & Simmons law firm recently to congratulate members on its 100th anniversary. The firm has been a fixture on Lisbon Street in Lewiston since its founding in 1914. Sen. Nate Libby (D-Lewiston), Rep. Jared Golden (D-Lewiston) and Rep. Heidi Brooks (D-Lewiston) presented the lawyers at Berman & Simmons with a certificate of recognition signed by the officers of the Maine Senate and House.
February 12, 2015
Senator Libby applauds Education Committee's unanimous approval of bill to better prepare for school emergencies
AUGUSTA – In response to tragedies in schools around the nation, Senator Nate Libby of Lewiston introduced legislation this session to require Maine schools to be better prepared in the event of an emergency.
The bill, “Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Amend the School Emergency Drill Rules,” gained unanimous approval from the Legislature’s committee on Education and Cultural Affairs. It would ask all Maine schools to conduct lockdown drills in addition to their current practice of conducting fire drills, while keeping the current required number of emergency drills the same.
February 2, 2015
Listen to Nate's interview on Z105.5 FM "the Breakfast Club" - Governor's budget, taxing nonprofits, student truancy, home care, state dog
January 23, 2015
Lewiston Senior Citizens Club January Meeting
Sen. Nate Libby joined members for the meal. He let members know that he is available to answer questions about the legislative process and about what is happening around the State of Maine.
He can be contacted if anyone wants someone acknowledged for something they did or for a special birthday or event. Also, he is available for tours of the State Capitol.
January 23, 2015
Chat Archive: Should Maine tax its nonprofits?
Joining us today as panelists will be:
- Auburn Mayor Jonathan LaBonte, the Director of LePage's Office of Policy Management
- Steven Michaud, President of the Maine Hospital Association
- State Sen. Nathan Libby, D-Lewiston. Libby serves on the Legislature's Taxation Committee. He also serves as a Lewiston City Councilor and is one of the original co-authors of a bill that also looked to restructure Maine's tax system in 2013.
- Lori Gramlich, the Director of Public Policy and Communications for the Maine Association of Nonprofits.
January 8, 2015
Democrats leery of LePage's proposal to cut income taxes
State Sen. Nathan Libby, D-Lewiston, a member of the Legislature's Taxation Committee, said he was hopeful LePage's plan would incorporate parts of a plan he helped author in 2014 that would have broadened Maine's sales tax as a way of providing income and property tax relief. Libby's proposal was part of a bipartisan bill that became known as the "Gang of 11" plan, which would have expanded sales taxes during Maine's busy tourist season.
January 5, 2015
Listen to Nate's interview on Z105.5 FM "the Breakfast Club" - campaign recap, bipartisanship, tax reform, revenue sharing
December 29, 2014
Maine cities, towns prepare to defend revenue in next state budget
AUGUSTA — Maine's cities and towns are bracing for what's sure to be another battle over how much tax revenue the state should ship their way as part of the state's revenue sharing program.
December 23, 2014
Consistent revenue, programs top Lewiston's wish list for state legislators
LEWISTON — City officials may not be expecting anything special under the tree on Christmas, but they did unleash a big list of wishes for state legislators for the coming year.
November 17, 2014
Libby prevails in recount of Lewiston State Senate race
AUGUSTA — Nate Libby, a Lewiston Democrat, was officially declared the winner in the race for state Senate District 21 on Monday, according to Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap.
November 12, 2014
Androscoggin County voters send young guns to State Senate
LEWISTON — In a state increasingly haunted by its ever-aging population and national notoriety for being the oldest state in America, voters in Androscoggin County have sent three people to the state Senate this year who are all younger than 30.
October 28, 2014
Sun Journal Candidate Profile: Senate District 21 (Lewiston)
October 16, 2014
Lewiston state Senate candidate says mailers misrepresent his voting record
LEWISTON — A Democratic candidate for the state Senate says his voting record on welfare reform is being misrepresented by the Maine Republican Party.
October 14, 2014
State House candidates share views during Lewiston Forum
Libby said a bill he co-sponsored in 2013 would have kept businesses from sheltering income from the state's income tax by setting up offshore companies. Libby has noted the amount of revenue the state loses each year is estimated to be about $11 million. "We are going to ask those companies to pay all of the taxes they owe and not a penny more," Libby said. "We as local citizens and small-business owners all pay all of the taxes we owe and not a penny more."
October 14, 2014
Listen to Nate's interview on Z105.5 FM "the Breakfast Club"
September 19, 2014
Lewiston state Senate candidates share views during homelessness forum
LEWISTON — Two candidates running for Lewiston's state Senate District 21 seat shared their views on several key issues during a short forum at the Pine Street Wellness and Recovery Center on Thursday. Republican Patti Gagne and Democrat Nate Libby split ways on most of the hot-button issues, including raising the state's minimum wage and expanding Maine's Medicaid program, MaineCare, under the federal Affordable Care Act.
September 5, 2014
Young leaders visit State House
Rep. Nathan Libby, D-Lewiston, welcomed members of the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council to Augusta to tour the State House and the Blaine House in June. Lewiston City Council established the Youth Advisory Council in 2001 to give young residents a voice in local government. Libby serves as city councilor in addition to representing a part of the city in the state Legislature.
August 10, 2014
Nathan Libby: Pre-K programs have proven their worth
Lewiston is in the midst of an ambitious endeavor. It is one that has far-reaching benefits for our schools, community, taxpayers and our most important resource: our children.
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