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Local Government in Maine
Maine State Government
- Maine Constitution
- Maine State Government Structure
The three branches of state government and the major departments and structure of each branch.
- Citizen’s Guide to the Maine Courts
Learn about Maine's judicial system, how the courts are organized, and the steps in the trial process.
- Agency Directory
An index to all state government agencies.
- Find Your Elected Officials
Lookup your Maine and US legislators based on your town or zip code.
- Maine Bureau of Budget
Information about the current state budget, including appropriations by department and policy area.
Lawmaking & Rulemaking
- Maine Statutes
A complete listing of all Maine laws.
- Search Statutes
Search Maine's laws by keyword
- Search Legislative Bills
Search Bills currently in the legislature.
- Check Status of Legislative Bills
Find out the current status of a Bill as it moves through the legislature.
- How a Bill Becomes a Law
Learn the steps by which a Bill moves through the legislative process and may eventually become a Maine law. From the Maine Law and Legislative Reference Library.
- The Path to Maine Lawmaking (for students)
A kid-friendly site from Maine's Secretary of State, with a video, animated cartoon, lesson plans and other information about lawmaking in Maine.
- Glossary of Legislative Terms
A useful glossary of terms used in the Maine legislative process.
- Maine State Agency Rules
The federal government and many states have adopted administrative procedure acts. The intent is to improve public access to state government agency decision-making and to increase awareness of agency rules. Rule-Making Procedures
- Municipal Ordinances Online
Many local ordinances are posted on the Maine Municipal Association web site. For additional municipal information, try the Maine.gov Local Government portal.
- For more information, see Maine Laws & Legal Resources
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