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Breen’s equal pay bill dies after GOP-controlled Senate upholds veto

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Thursday voted to uphold Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to fight the gender wage gap by requiring employers to pay fair, market-based wages regardless of their workers’ previous pay rates. The measure had previously passed by a vote of 22-13, with five...

Legislature enacts budget to end government shutdown

Final compromise puts resources in the classroom, boosts Head Start, sustains Clean Elections AUGUSTA — Early in the morning on the Fourth of July, the Maine Legislature enacted a new biennial budget to end an unnecessary four-day-long shutdown that threatened thousands of Maine families and the...

Sen. Cathy Breen is serving her second term in the Maine Senate, where she represents the people of Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, Gray, Long Island, Chebeague Island and part of Westbrook. She is the lead Senate Democrat on the budget-writing Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, having previously served on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

Prior to her legislative service, Sen. Breen has served on the Falmouth Town Council from 2005 to 2011, including two terms as chairwoman. In 2007, she shepherded the passage of the Open Space referendum, one of the most successful municipal efforts to conserve local land and wildlife habitat in Maine history. Since joining the Senate, she has been a champion for conservation projects, including the Land for Maine’s Future program.

Sen. Breen lives in Falmouth with her husband and two children.

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Board Positions

Sen. Breen serves on the board of directors of Spurwink Services, a statewide agency that addresses the needs of children and adults with behavioral health challenges and developmental disabilities. From 2004 to 2007, she served on the board of Community Counseling Center.

 


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