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Category: Appropriations and Financial Affairs

Herbig presents high-speed internet bond proposal

Posted: February 21, 2019

AUGUSTA— On Tuesday, Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Waldo, introduced a bond proposal to bring reliable, high-speed internet access to rural Maine at a public...

Bill to Recapitalize the School Revolving Renovation Fund

Posted: February 15, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, which would give Maine schools the funds to make necessary repairs, upgrades and...

Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee welcomes constituent input for the 129th Maine Legislature

Posted: January 07, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, and Rep. Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook, have been appointed by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, and...

Budget committee unanimously votes to fund Jackson nursing home bill

Posted: June 12, 2018

AUGUSTA — A bill sponsored by Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson, of Allagash, to fund Maine’s nursing homes was finally approved as part of...

Budget committee votes to fund school-based health centers

Posted: June 12, 2018

AUGUSTA — On Monday, the Legislature’s Appropriation and Financial Affairs Committee unanimously approved an essential spending package that...

Budget Committee unanimously approves funds for nursing homes, opioid epidemic, mental health

Posted: June 11, 2018

 AUGUSTA — On Monday, the Legislature’s Appropriation and Financial Affairs Committee unanimously approved an essential spending package to...

Sen. Breen statement on narrow spending package

Posted: May 31, 2018

AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee met late this evening to pass a narrow spending package that provides...

Jackson statement regarding LePage tax conformity proposal

Posted: March 02, 2018

AUGUSTA - In a joint hearing of the Taxation and Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, the LePage Administration presented their...

Jackson introduces bond package to support biomass energy

Posted: January 11, 2018

AUGUSTA — Sen. Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, introduced a bipartisan bond package to stabilize the biomass energy industry and harness its economic...

Senate seeks funding for Gratwick bill for MaineCare telehealth parity

Posted: June 12, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Monday indicated its desire to enact LD 1485, a bill to require the state’s Medicaid program treat telehealth...