Statement from Senate Republican Leaders on Senator Jackson’s Threat to BIW

Sen. Dana Dow and Sen. Jeff Timberlake On December 20, 2019, Senate President Jackson and House Speaker Gideon sent a letter to Bath Iron Works, Maine’s fourth largest employer, threatening to “reconsider” a tax credit worth tens of millions of dollars annually because they claimed that BIW had not hired enough local workers and paid … Continue reading Statement from Senate Republican Leaders on Senator Jackson’s Threat to BIW

Maine Senate Republican Radio Address – 1/3/20

Sen. Marianne Moore - Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Republican Radio Address – 1/3/19 As we begin a new year and a new legislative session, it is time to bring about a New Year’s resolution to the issues of caring for our most vulnerable friends, family and neighbors. Hello, I am Marianne Moore, State Senator … Continue reading Maine Senate Republican Radio Address – 1/3/20

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