Response to Governor Mills' Announcement on LD 1758 – the Nursing Home bill

Senate Republican Leader Dana Dow: “Despite the six month long delay, we are very glad to hear that Governor Mills has agreed to allow the bill that adds needed funding to nursing homes to become law. The bill, passed unanimously by both houses of the legislature last June, only allocates $500,000 per year to this … Continue reading Response to Governor Mills' Announcement on LD 1758 – the Nursing Home bill

Maine Senate Republicans Call for Agreement to Fund Nursing Homes

(Augusta, Me.) – Senate Republicans are calling on Democrats and Governor Mills to commit today to fully fund Maine’s nursing homes when the Legislature returns in January. This would complete the efforts from last session surrounding LD 1758. Recently, DHHS Commissioner Lambrew testified before the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee that the state’s share of the cost … Continue reading Maine Senate Republicans Call for Agreement to Fund Nursing Homes

Maine Democrats Take a Sharp Partisan Turn

(Augusta, ME) – At a time when people are looking for their elected officials to work together, Democrats in Maine took a sharp partisan turn today, making it clear they have no intention of working with Republicans in the state legislature. In today’s Legislative Council meeting to consider proposed bills for the next session Democrats, … Continue reading Maine Democrats Take a Sharp Partisan Turn

Speaker Gideon Claiming a False Victory on Republican-Created Tax Relief

(Augusta, ME) -- In 2012 during the 125th Legislature, with both houses under the majority control of Republicans, “An Act to Provide Tax Relief for Maine's Citizens by Reducing Income Taxes” was enacted and signed into law by Governor LePage. It was sponsored by Republican Senator David Trahan and almost unanimously opposed by Democrats. This … Continue reading Speaker Gideon Claiming a False Victory on Republican-Created Tax Relief