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Sen. Breen bill to review, improve mental health services in Maine signed into law

AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation introduced by Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, to form a working group to study and recommend improvements for mental health services in Maine into law on Friday, June 28. “Creating a cohesive, sensible and compassionate policy on mental health...

Gov. Mills signs Breen bill to reduce early childhood suspension, expulsion

AUGUSTA — Legislation sponsored by Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, to reduce early childhood suspension and expulsion rates by providing a consultation program for teachers and parents of young children was signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills on Thursday. “This bill, now law, will help ensure...

Senator Cathy Breen is serving her third 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 chair of the budget-writing Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, having previously served on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

Before her legislative service, Senator Breen 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.

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

If you would like to submit testimony to the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, please send it as an attachment to the Committee clerk. Please be advised that this link is only to submit testimony and is not used for any other purpose.


Board Positions

Senator Cathy 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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