Remembering Our Post 9-11 Spirit

Sen. Brad Farrin Delivers This Week's Senate Republican Radio Address https://videopress.com/v/fTTTHxbG?resizeToParent=true&preloadContent=metadata What a difference 20 years can make. Hello, I am Senator Brad Farrin of Norridgewock Two decades ago, we all awoke to the morning news that changed our lives forever. Nearly 3,000 fellow Americans were killed in coordinated terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, … Continue reading Remembering Our Post 9-11 Spirit

State Policies Made Labor Shortage Worse

Senator Brad Farrin delivers this week's Senate Republican radio address Hello, I’m State Senator Brad Farrin. After essentially losing an entire year of revenue in 2020 due to the absence of tourist visitors to our state, Maine’s restaurants and hotels had an opportunity to start rebounding this summer as the number of visitors returned to … Continue reading State Policies Made Labor Shortage Worse

Feds Agree That Removal of Kennebec Dams Is Unnecessary

By Sen. Brad Farrin For almost everything in nature and the environment, the key is balance. A balance of warm sun and regular rain makes things grow. Trees balance the air we breathe by turning carbon dioxide into oxygen. Likewise, we must strike a reasonable balance between human activity and its impact on the natural … Continue reading Feds Agree That Removal of Kennebec Dams Is Unnecessary

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