Alarming New Federal Nursing Home Data Raises Serious Questions About Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 5/17/21 From Sen. Brad Farrin (AUGUSTA, ME) – On Thursday, the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its weekly data on the COVID-related infection and death rates in nursing homes across the country. This data includes the week ending May 2. For the fourth time in the six weeks … Continue reading Alarming New Federal Nursing Home Data Raises Serious Questions About Maine

Maine Senate Republicans Call For Immediate Nursing Home Funding

(AUGUSTA, ME)—Last week, the Maine CDC revealed that nearly 60% of all COVID-related deaths in Maine have been among residents of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes (58.2%). We have known for years now that nursing homes are desperately understaffed due to a lack of funding and this clearly has diminished the level of care … Continue reading Maine Senate Republicans Call For Immediate Nursing Home Funding

Senators Brad Farrin and Scott Cyrway Welcome the State’s Decision to Drop Controversial Dam Removal Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 April 8, 2021 (Augusta, ME) – Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher announced today that his department will drop its planned changes to the Kennebec River management plan that had been the subject of a controversial rule-making process that ended recently. The plan called for removal of at least … Continue reading Senators Brad Farrin and Scott Cyrway Welcome the State’s Decision to Drop Controversial Dam Removal Plan

A Key Step Necessary to Remove Kennebec Dams Is Now Done

By Sen. Brad Farrin Last week, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) closed the public comment period for a rule-making that amends the state’s comprehensive plan for the management of the Kennebec River. Having done so, nothing now stands in the way of DMR following through on their promise to submit this amendment to … Continue reading A Key Step Necessary to Remove Kennebec Dams Is Now Done

Department of Marine Resources Misled the Public to Set Dam Removal in Motion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                            3/23/21 Senator Brad Farrin (R-Somerset) (Augusta, ME) – The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is about to complete a highly important rule-making process based on false and misleading information that it provided to the public as part of that process. On Friday, the public comment period surrounding an amendment to … Continue reading Department of Marine Resources Misled the Public to Set Dam Removal in Motion

The Maine Veterans Caucus Hopes to Address Veteran Issues

(AUGUSTA, ME) – State Senator Brad Farrin and State Representative Kevin O’Connell are pleased to reintroduce their colleagues and the public to the Maine Veterans Caucus in the State Legislature. They welcome all current Legislators who are also veterans to join and help influence public policy on behalf of their fellow service men and women … Continue reading The Maine Veterans Caucus Hopes to Address Veteran Issues

Sen. Farrin’s Public Comments on the Kennebec River Plan Amendment

Note: The Department of Marine Resources is taking public comments on an amendment to its fish management plan, most notably Atlantic Salmon, until February 26, 2021. This is part of an official rulemaking process and you can submit your own comments to the Department at this email address: dmr.rulemaking@maine.gov. Notice of Agency Rulemaking Proposal - … Continue reading Sen. Farrin’s Public Comments on the Kennebec River Plan Amendment

Senator Farrin Reappointed to Maine’s Public Transit Advisory Council

(Augusta - 1/15/21) - Maine’s Transportation Commissioner Bruce Van Note has reappointed Senator Brad Farrin to serve two years on Maine’s Public Transit Advisory Council. The work of this committee is especially critical as the state works through a budget ) shortfall in general and specifically a large funding problem for transportation. Senator Farrin has … Continue reading Senator Farrin Reappointed to Maine’s Public Transit Advisory Council