Senate President Actively Opposes Aid to Maine’s Struggling Nursing Care Agencies

(Augusta, ME) – Senate President Troy Jackson has rejected a proposal that would have immediately addressed the funding crisis in caring for Maine’s seniors. The proposed legislation, submitted February 28 by Assistant Republican Leader Jeff Timberlake, would have directed Governor Mills to use some of the more than $30 million in unspent Medicaid funds sitting … Continue reading Senate President Actively Opposes Aid to Maine’s Struggling Nursing Care Agencies

Radio Address: Sen. Moore Calls for Immediate Action on Senior Care

Republican Radio Address – 2/28/19 Hello, I am Senator Marianne Moore of District 6 and I come to you today with a heavy heart. You may recognize my voice, because two months ago, I sat in front of this same microphone pleading with Governor Mills and my colleagues in the state legislature to make use, … Continue reading Radio Address: Sen. Moore Calls for Immediate Action on Senior Care

Maine Senate Republicans Continue Efforts to Save Senior Care

MEDIA ADVISORY        February 23, 2020 This week, Senate Republicans will continue their months-long effort to raise awareness and encourage action on the inadequacy of funding for Maine’s nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home care agencies. Below is a partial list of these efforts made since the last legislative session. While Senate Republicans support the … Continue reading Maine Senate Republicans Continue Efforts to Save Senior Care

Senate Republicans Again Call on Democrats to Solve the Senior Care Crisis Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 2/24/20 (Augusta, ME) – Senate Republicans are again asking Democrats and the Mills administration to take immediate action to prevent further closure of senior care facilities and agencies in Maine due to inadequate funding. By directing DHHS to use some of the more than 30 million unspent dollars sitting idle in … Continue reading Senate Republicans Again Call on Democrats to Solve the Senior Care Crisis Today

Statement of Senate Republicans on Senator Bellows’ Press Conference

At a press conference today in the State House, Senator Bellows broke three weeks of silence on the closure of one of the largest employers in her district. Home Care for Maine in Farmingdale, the state’s largest home care agency, is a non-profit that cares for MaineCare funded patients, particularly senior citizens. Three weeks ago … Continue reading Statement of Senate Republicans on Senator Bellows’ Press Conference

Maine Needs an All-out Effort on Learning Math

This past week, the Maine Department of Education released a summary of the results of the annual assessments given to every third, eighth and eleventh grader in Maine schools. Hello, I am Matt Pouliot of State Senate District 15. These results show a disturbing trend in math, which saw scores drop for the fourth straight … Continue reading Maine Needs an All-out Effort on Learning Math

Gov. Mills Has Left No Option for Roads and Bridges but New Taxes & Borrowing

Governor Mills has released her plan for the supplemental budget and it included less than $10 million to pay for the $462 million she acknowledges is needed to repair Maine’s roads and bridges. By spending the entire surplus on other programs, the governor abandoned her stated commitment to use General Fund money to finally solve … Continue reading Gov. Mills Has Left No Option for Roads and Bridges but New Taxes & Borrowing

Senate Republicans’ Statement on Gov. Mills Supplemental Budget Proposal

Governor Mills today proposed $126 million in additional state spending for the biennium, pushing the total increase in the current state budget to one billion dollars more than the prior budget. The proposal grows state government by adding new positions to several departments and adding a new tax on streaming online videos. While describing the … Continue reading Senate Republicans’ Statement on Gov. Mills Supplemental Budget Proposal

Ice Fishing Tips From Maine’s IF&W Biologists

1. Don’t be afraid to fish close to shore where you may have better luck and can get out of the wind. For brook trout, jig with a Swedish Pimple and worm.- Fisheries Resource Supervisor Kevin Dunham, Penobscot Region \ 2. Find a fresh spot on a lake or pond. Anglers who explore and fish new shores that have … Continue reading Ice Fishing Tips From Maine’s IF&W Biologists