The Latest Redistricting Process Is Good for Maine

(AUGUSTA, ME)—Every ten years, following the completion of the U.S. Census and its assessment of how our population has shifted, Maine must redraw the lines that delineate the districts in which we elect members of Congress, state Senators and Representatives, and County Commissioners. Negotiators from both political parties spent the last several weeks working through … Continue reading The Latest Redistricting Process Is Good for Maine

We Should Honor Our First Responders

https://videopress.com/v/YNLryfLl?resizeToParent=true&preloadContent=metadata Hello, I am Senator Scott Cyrway who represents District 16. Yesterday, I heard the very sad news that a fellow law enforcement officer, a Deputy Sheriff like me, was killed in the line of duty. Hancock County Deputy Sheriff Luke Gross was killed early in the morning near MDI when he was hit by a … Continue reading We Should Honor Our First Responders

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