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

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

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 Funding for Maine Cities and Towns – 2021

City/TownFederal CashRevenue SharingTotalActon$300,505$165,820$466,325Addison$143,775$142,396$286,170Albion$240,083$222,621$462,704Alexander$55,033$75,236$130,269Alfred$362,647$307,137$669,784Allagash$24,880$29,062$53,941Alna$84,155$102,773$186,928Alton$98,372$74,973$173,345Amherst$29,466$27,083$56,549Amity$24,880$32,841$57,721Andover$95,276$102,187$197,464Anson$273,332$433,123$706,455Appleton$156,845$255,242$412,087Arrowsic$52,855$26,464$79,319Arundel$503,784$427,240$931,024Ashland$139,532$344,224$483,756Athens$112,245$115,598$227,843Atkinson$35,084$4,346,995$4,382,079Augusta$2,143,663$3,201,659$5,345,321Aurora$12,726$12,916$25,643Avon$50,218$60,271$110,489Baileyville$165,903$127,200$293,103Baldwin$185,967$149,080$335,047Bancroft$7,452$6,344,710$6,352,162Bar Harbor$637,355$369,670$1,007,025Baring$27,173$43,378$70,551Bath$955,975$1,370,715$2,326,690Beals$57,097$66,270$123,368Beaver Cove$13,300$5,070$18,369Beddington$5,503$1,450$6,954Belfast$765,766$1,175,626$1,941,392Belgrade$361,042$309,242$670,283Belmont$104,678$112,930$217,608Benton$311,053$255,217$566,270Berwick$902,546$1,113,788$2,016,334Bethel$313,919$275,669$589,588Biddeford $3,141,202$3,141,202Bingham$103,187$116,159$219,346Blaine$76,932$107,258$184,190Blue Hill$304,059$158,379$462,438Boothbay$363,793$195,195$558,988Boothbay Harbor$253,727$135,573$389,299Bowdoin$368,150$372,278$740,428Bowdoinham$350,379$334,536$684,915Bowerbank$12,841$3,136$15,977Bradford$140,794$209,200$349,993Bradley$170,603$190,464$361,068Bremen$92,525$56,030$148,555Brewer$1,035,888$1,741,061$2,776,949Bridgewater$64,435$79,319$143,754Bridgton$623,023$516,859$1,139,882Brighton$7,682$10,178$17,860Bristol$319,537$118,648$438,185Brooklin$93,098$39,632$132,730Brooks$129,902$139,506$269,408Brooksville$104,678$39,782$144,460Brownfield$188,374$221,664$410,039Brownville$136,093$183,950$320,043Brunswick$2,354,394$3,139,900$5,494,294Buckfield$234,006$320,855$554,862Bucksport$564,665$661,314$1,225,979Burlington$52,396$48,840$101,236Burnham$141,138$165,254$306,391Buxton$954,713$795,337$1,750,051Byron$17,083$11,690$28,773Calais$344,532$636,853$981,384Cambridge$51,823$58,487$110,310Camden$548,384$523,581$1,071,966Canaan$248,796$221,237$470,034Canton$125,889$146,568$272,457Cape Elizabeth$1,066,729$1,084,053$2,150,782Caratunk$7,452$3,886$11,339Caribou$870,558$1,555,262$2,425,820Carmel$326,187$289,522$615,709Carrabassett Valley$90,232$28,030$118,262Carroll$16,739$15,597$32,336Carthage$62,142$72,643$134,785Cary$23,045 $23,045Casco$450,356$383,205$833,561Castine$113,736$81,564$195,299Castle Hill$45,059$43,157$88,216Caswell$32,332$44,058$76,390Chapman$51,020$52,123$103,143Charleston$196,859$170,080$366,939Charlotte$36,345$57,987$94,332Chebeague Island$39,670$34,170$73,840Chelsea$315,295$378,194$693,489Cherryfield$133,112$172,810$305,922Chester$60,193$43,645$103,838Chesterville$154,781$189,989$344,770China$493,236$526,493$1,019,729Clifton$103,761$95,290$199,051Clinton$384,545$454,762$839,308Codyville$2,637 $2,637Columbia$53,199$90,386$143,585Columbia Falls$60,881$72,084$132,964Cooper$16,625$18,980$35,605Coplin$18,230$17,040$35,270Corinna$245,472$290,332$535,803Corinth$321,486$266,577$588,063Cornish$162,922$142,808$305,729Cornville$158,221$116,944$275,164Cranberry Isles$15,822$9,423$25,245Crawford$11,007$5,969$16,976Crystal$28,434$38,836$67,270Cumberland$941,070$1,220,748$2,161,818Cushing$171,406$166,585$337,991Cutler$58,588$79,078$137,665Cyr$10,777$9,220$19,997Dallas$33,937$16,529$50,466Damariscotta$246,618$260,850$507,468Danforth$66,155$114,646$180,801Dayton$238,707$213,374$452,081Deblois$6,191$3,597$9,788Dedham$191,470$194,804$386,274Deer Isle$218,528$110,985$329,513Denmark$131,965$93,311$225,277Dennistown$3,554$1,911$5,465Dennysville$37,606$51,844$89,450Detroit$94,818$96,420$191,238Dexter$424,903$628,803$1,053,706Dixfield$285,027$593,075$878,102Dixmont$129,099$120,425$249,524Dover-Foxcroft$462,853$722,917$1,185,770Dresden$192,387$208,201$400,588Drew$4,242$7,479$11,721Durham$457,808$547,146$1,004,955Dyer Brook$22,243$22,151$44,394Eagle Lake$92,066$98,157$190,223East Machias$148,819$231,608$380,427East Millinocket$186,540$616,580$803,120Eastbrook$47,810$68,855$116,665Easton$135,405$119,538$254,943Eastport$145,036$259,115$404,151Eddington$253,153$293,444$546,598Edgecomb$144,692$168,091$312,783Edinburg$14,332$19,565$33,897Eliot$792,021$678,906$1,470,927Ellsworth$937,860$1,250,442$2,188,301Embden$108,920$107,481$216,401Enfield$176,107$240,807$416,913Etna$137,469$148,520$285,989Eustis$70,855$51,495$122,351Exeter$125,659$96,877$222,537Fairfield$751,205$1,148,434$1,899,639Falmouth$1,411,605$1,302,120$2,713,725Farmingdale$335,359$325,100$660,459Farmington$889,935$1,267,166$2,157,101Fayette$133,341$167,207$300,549Fort Fairfield$376,634$697,267$1,073,901Fort Kent$442,101$649,264$1,091,365Frankfort$136,322$139,397$275,720Franklin$178,744$157,925$336,669Freedom$83,009$117,114$200,123Freeport$981,198$847,493$1,828,691Frenchboro$6,765$12,549$19,314Frenchville$118,895$146,422$265,317Friendship$130,016$93,295$223,311Frye Island$1,490$807$2,298Fryeburg$395,667$485,368$881,035Gardiner$648,132$949,045$1,597,177Garfield$8,484$319$8,804Garland$120,615$93,326$213,941Georgetown$122,564$54,927$177,490Gilead$23,389$27,228$50,617Glenburn$523,161$690,863$1,214,023Glenwood$344$154$498Gorham$2,061,227$2,062,366$4,123,593Gouldsboro$199,610$113,560$313,171Grand Isle$49,301$65,549$114,850Grand Lake Stream$11,924$5,741$17,664Gray$942,790$892,142$1,834,932Great Pond$6,421$4,710$11,131Greenbush$173,470$268,690$442,159Greene$497,478$512,560$1,010,038Greenville$183,903$209,985$393,888Greenwood$92,525$81,328$173,853Guilford$166,017$233,215$399,233Hallowell$272,988$382,920$655,908Hamlin$23,275$15,757$39,031Hammond$12,612$16,888$29,500Hampden$849,806$1,197,557$2,047,364Hancock$278,721$165,616$444,337Hanover$30,039$23,646$53,685Harmony$102,958$119,432$222,391Harpswell$563,862$201,112$764,974Harrington$110,525$145,264$255,789Harrison$321,028$218,748$539,776Hartford$139,188$187,716$326,904Hartland$197,661$307,811$505,473Haynesville$12,841$24,746$37,587Hebron$162,692$179,801$342,493Hermon$691,700$452,731$1,144,431Hersey$8,599$10,273$18,872Highland$8,026$4,552$12,578Hiram$188,260$158,061$346,321Hodgdon$145,265$138,238$283,503Holden$355,882$417,699$773,581Hollis$544,257$336,536$880,793Hope$193,419$207,471$400,890Houlton$659,483$923,624$1,583,107Howland$137,927$186,894$324,822Hudson$173,470$163,147$336,617Indian TWP $89,721$89,721Industry$106,742$96,932$203,674Island Falls$89,200$153,767$242,967Isle au Haut$7,682$4,632$12,314Islesboro$64,320$72,090$136,411Jackman$93,442$124,861$218,303Jackson$67,072$89,715$156,787Jay$530,040$677,337$1,207,377Jefferson$281,473$216,682$498,155Jonesboro$67,301$70,626$137,927Jonesport$150,998$174,429$325,426Kenduskeag$156,501$150,372$306,873Kennebunk$1,332,838$1,527,441$2,860,279Kennebunkport$418,597$177,484$596,081Kingfield$111,672$105,398$217,070Kingsbury$3,096$1,026$4,121Kittery$1,125,775$876,111$2,001,887Knox$90,461$126,850$217,311Lagrange$77,849$78,871$156,720Lake View$9,745$1,835$11,581Lakeville$11,580$2,840$14,420Lamoine$195,254$109,342$304,596Lebanon$732,746$558,099$1,290,845Lee$100,207$135,654$235,861Leeds$265,306$272,235$537,541Levant$341,780$267,557$609,337Lewiston $7,349,817$7,349,817Liberty$110,984$104,470$215,454Limerick$346,481$299,252$645,732Limestone$249,140$383,548$632,689Limington$449,209$282,898$732,108Lincoln$557,442$853,691$1,411,133Lincoln PLT$5,045$948$5,993Lincolnville$255,217$228,632$483,849Linneus$104,334$122,965$227,299Lisbon$1,032,448$1,636,326$2,668,774Litchfield$419,400$385,143$804,542Littleton$113,392$129,453$242,845Livermore$242,949$251,410$494,359Livermore Falls$361,959$606,125$968,083Long Island$27,287$11,369$38,657Lovell$130,016$64,965$194,981Lowell$41,504$44,729$86,233Lubec$144,233$169,601$313,834Ludlow$42,192$64,611$106,804Lyman$517,886$299,256$817,142Machias$232,401$376,807$609,208Machiasport$108,576$91,654$200,230Macwahoc$8,484$3,491$11,976Madawaska$428,228$749,049$1,177,277Madison$529,696$829,638$1,359,334Magalloway$5,159$6,024$11,184Manchester$293,052$359,242$652,294Mapleton$210,273$206,990$417,264Mariaville$61,683$78,452$140,136Mars Hill$168,425$165,933$334,358Marshall Island UT$0 $0Marshfield$58,702$60,978$119,680Masardis$26,026$43,993$70,019Matinicus Isle PLT$8,255$3,296$11,551Mattawamkeag$74,639$97,629$172,268Maxfield$11,236$16,033$27,269Mechanic Falls$341,551$440,637$782,188Meddybemps$16,854$6,817$23,671Medford$27,631$51,218$78,850Medway$150,195$281,588$431,783Mercer$73,034$80,326$153,360Merrill$28,663$48,125$76,788Mexico$301,422$834,320$1,135,742Milbridge$148,361$149,105$297,465Milford$341,665$523,668$865,333Millinocket$487,504$1,241,466$1,728,970Milo$261,982$505,229$767,211Minot$296,492$254,795$551,287Monhegan$7,796$3,067$10,864Monmouth$474,204$572,178$1,046,382Monroe$108,118$114,981$223,098Monson$75,098$131,387$206,485Monticello$84,958$87,638$172,596Montville$124,628$162,093$286,720Moose River$23,618$18,221$41,839Moro$4,013$1,131$5,144Morrill$101,926$127,404$229,330Moscow$57,900$68,662$126,562Mount Chase$22,128$29,182$51,310Mount Desert$242,261$108,732$350,993Mount Vernon$193,878$237,547$431,425Naples$455,057$355,983$811,040Nashville$4,815$316$5,131New Canada$34,625$40,274$74,899New Gloucester$666,362$598,055$1,264,417New Limerick$54,460$22,284$76,744New Portland$78,881$111,523$190,404New Sharon$162,234$176,769$339,003New Sweden$65,237$84,851$150,089New Vineyard$89,314$90,658$179,973Newburgh$174,158$162,476$336,634Newcastle$202,591$211,964$414,555Newfield$181,725$115,201$296,926Newport$375,258$531,514$906,772Newry$40,472$20,423$60,895Nobleboro$189,521$135,059$324,580Norridgewock$369,411$290,457$659,868North Berwick$542,078$286,508$828,587North Haven$40,702$34,233$74,935North Yarmouth$443,018$457,158$900,176Northfield$16,051$8,513$24,564Northport$181,266$136,016$317,282Northwest Hancock UT$229 $229Norway$572,232$710,681$1,282,913Oakfield$77,735$93,728$171,463Oakland$723,344$785,032$1,508,376Ogunquit$106,512$41,606$148,119Old$851,985$1,014,473$1,866,458Old … Continue reading Additional Funding for Maine Cities and Towns – 2021

Governor Mills Takes Credit for Federal Relief Programs

In a demonstration of the shortest memory in Maine gubernatorial history, Governor Mills, just seventeen hours after signing the second of three spending bills in four months that excluded Republicans, issued a press release claiming that “my Administration has worked in a bipartisan fashion with the Legislature.” In a press release today, the Governor claims … Continue reading Governor Mills Takes Credit for Federal Relief Programs

State Legislature Adjourns On a Sour, Partisan Note

(AUGUSTA, ME) – Only twice in at least the last half-century have legislative members of a Maine political party forced a budget through without the input of the other party. The current Democrats in the State Legislature have now done this twice in four months, locking Republicans and their constituents out of the budget process … Continue reading State Legislature Adjourns On a Sour, Partisan Note

Democrats Use Last Minute Poison Pill to Derail State Spending Agreement

(Augusta, ME) – After days of general agreement between the parties on how best to spend more than $1 billion in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Democrats suddenly announced that they had decided to change their plans, abandon our agreements, and introduce new spending proposals that they knew would not be acceptable to … Continue reading Democrats Use Last Minute Poison Pill to Derail State Spending Agreement

Senate Republicans Fund Two Bills Important to Aroostook County

(AUGUSTA, ME) – At the end of the budget process every two years, Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate of the Legislature receive a small amount of money to fund bills that have been enacted, but were not funded in the budget. This year, each of the four caucuses received $2 million … Continue reading Senate Republicans Fund Two Bills Important to Aroostook County