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Category: Appropriations and Financial Affairs

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...

GOP ‘proposal’ on education amounts to $220 million cut for schools

Posted: June 01, 2017

Jackson, Libby say Republican scheme ignores voters, raise property taxes AUGUSTA — Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday brushed off an...

Senate seeks funding for Chenette bill to fight drug addiction

Posted: May 31, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Wednesday forwarded LD 377, a bill to send much needed resources to York County to combat drug addiction and...

Breen presents budget amendment to expand opioid treatment access

Posted: February 23, 2017

$4.8 million plan would create grant to fund treatment for uninsured, MaineCare patients AUGUSTA — Sen. Cathy Breen of Falmouth, the lead Senate...