Remembering Our Post 9-11 Spirit

Sen. Brad Farrin Delivers This Week's Senate Republican Radio Address https://videopress.com/v/fTTTHxbG?resizeToParent=true&preloadContent=metadata What a difference 20 years can make. Hello, I am Senator Brad Farrin of Norridgewock Two decades ago, we all awoke to the morning news that changed our lives forever. Nearly 3,000 fellow Americans were killed in coordinated terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, … Continue reading Remembering Our Post 9-11 Spirit

Sadly, Maine’s Nursing Home Crisis Is No Surprise, But It Is Still Solvable

(AUGUSTA, ME)—More than two years ago Senate Republicans began ringing the warning bell regarding the underfunding of Maine’s nursing homes and the resulting shortage of staff. In the many months since then, we have raised the issue more than two dozen times in press releases, floor speeches, op-eds, radio addresses, and in other ways. Each … Continue reading Sadly, Maine’s Nursing Home Crisis Is No Surprise, But It Is Still Solvable

Sen. Stacey Guerin: Vaccine Mandate Must Include Religious Exemption

(AUGUSTA, ME) - Governor Mills’ vaccine mandate for health care workers would force numerous doctors, nurses, medical professionals, and others to choose between the exercise of their sincerely held religious beliefs and their employment. I have received many inquiries from constituents asking what they can do to advocate for religious exemptions. No individual in Maine … Continue reading Sen. Stacey Guerin: Vaccine Mandate Must Include Religious Exemption

State Government Needs to Focus on Suicides and Opioid Abuse

Senator Marianne Moore discusses the dramatic increase in suicides and opioid abuse in Maine. Hello. I’m Senator Marianne Moore of Calais. Maine is in the midst of a real and heartbreaking crisis when it comes to suicide among our youth. A recent analysis by the U.S. CDC showed that, nationwide, the number of young people, … Continue reading State Government Needs to Focus on Suicides and Opioid Abuse

Bipartisan group of lawmakers respond to DEP Commissioner regarding failed CMP Corridor taper condition and send letter to BEP about long delayed permit appeals

On July 10, a bipartisan group of legislators who visited Segment 1 of the CMP Corridor sent a letter and detailed report to DEP Commissioner Melanie Loyzim and members of the Board of Environmental Protection to bring attention to the ineffective taper requirement included in New England Clean Energy Connect’s (NECEC) DEP permit. While this condition was intended to protect … Continue reading Bipartisan group of lawmakers respond to DEP Commissioner regarding failed CMP Corridor taper condition and send letter to BEP about long delayed permit appeals

Senate Republicans Submit Legislation to Reverse New State Vaccine Mandate

(AUGUSTA, ME) – Within hours of Governor Mills’ announcement that she would mandate that all employees of health care agencies in Maine submit to a vaccine against COVID-19 or have their employment terminated, Senate Republicans began drafting and submitting emergency legislation to reverse the Governor’s order. Assistant Senate Republican Leader Matt Pouliot: “Once again, Governor … Continue reading Senate Republicans Submit Legislation to Reverse New State Vaccine Mandate

State Policies Made Labor Shortage Worse

Senator Brad Farrin delivers this week's Senate Republican radio address Hello, I’m State Senator Brad Farrin. After essentially losing an entire year of revenue in 2020 due to the absence of tourist visitors to our state, Maine’s restaurants and hotels had an opportunity to start rebounding this summer as the number of visitors returned to … Continue reading State Policies Made Labor Shortage Worse

Senate Republican Response to New State Vaccine Mandate

(AUGUSTA, ME) – In a free nation in which people are guaranteed the right to make decisions for themselves, Governor Mills has announced that she is mandating that private citizens in private health care facilities across the state must become fully vaccinated.   The Governor is now directing the health care decisions of Maine’s health … Continue reading Senate Republican Response to New State Vaccine Mandate

Additional School Funding

District Enrolled Budget ASupplementalDifferenceAcadia Academy                  257$2,737,978$2,737,978$0Acton                   300$356,694$356,694$0Airline CSD                    56$297,147$324,400$27,253Alexander                     52$223,849$259,551$35,701Andover                     79$233,478$285,211$51,733Appleton                   129$983,471$1,042,010$58,540Arthur R. Gould Sch--LCYDC                    26  $0Athens                   141$1,033,117$1,088,435$55,317Auburn               3,386$28,879,200$30,177,941$1,298,741Augusta               2,131$16,757,003$17,771,606$1,014,603Baileyville                   232$462,822$665,008$202,187Bangor               3,347$20,961,853$22,638,418$1,676,565Bar Harbor                   326$616,600$616,600$0Baring Plt                     24$177,400$185,624$8,224Baxter Academy for Tech and Science                  390$4,402,389$4,402,389$0Beals                     45$65,171$101,241$36,070Beaver Cove                        4$8,421$8,421$0Beddington                        7$2,248$2,248$0Biddeford               2,336$14,535,380$16,112,511$1,577,131Blue Hill                   393$408,493$408,493$0Boothbay-Boothbay Hbr CSD                  419$638,659$638,659$0Bowerbank                     10$11,914$11,914$0Bremen                     32$34,583$34,583$0Brewer               1,306$12,300,888$12,773,645$472,757Bridgewater                     42$152,117$175,499$23,381Brighton Plt                     10$15,561$24,105$8,544Bristol                   277$414,092$414,092$0Brooklin                     91$102,240$102,240$0Brooksville                     98$88,889$88,889$0Brunswick               2,354$11,529,277$13,040,061$1,510,784Burlington                     57$284,995$309,005$24,011Byron                        7$6,822$6,822$0Calais                   441$5,287,336$5,391,848$104,512Cape Elizabeth               1,502$1,740,104$2,605,803$865,699Caratunk                        5$6,450$6,450$0Carrabassett … Continue reading Additional School Funding