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Sen. Baldacci introduces bill to help nursing homes hurt by COVID-19 pandemic

AUGUSTA — On Monday, Sen. Joe Baldacci, D-Bangor, introduced a bill to help Maine nursing homes that have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. LD 873, “Resolve, To Waive Reductions to Nursing Facility Reimbursement Resulting from Payroll Protection Program Loans and Grants,” was the subject...

Sen. Baldacci appointed chair of State and Local Government Committee and to serve on Health and Human Services Committee

Sen. Joe Baldacci, D-Bangor, has been appointed to serve as Senate chair of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government for the 130th Maine Legislature. The State and Local Government Committee is responsible for State government and property, public purchasing and contracts, Maine...

Joe has been practicing law for 28 years. A lifelong resident of Bangor, he has represented Maine families and small businesses in his small private practice in downtown Bangor.

Joe served for 12 years on the Bangor City Council — including twice as Mayor and Council Chair — and has promoted and supported several important economic redevelopment projects throughout the city. Joe successfully worked to keep the Bangor City Nursing Home open when it was threatened with closure. He helped the Fire Department establish its ambulance and paramedic unit, which now brings in millions in revenue to the City and provides people with life-saving services. In 2004, Joe was appointed by the Council to negotiate an agreement with the City of Halifax concerning their airport. The successful agreement reached protects Bangor International Airport’s preclearance business on international flights.

Growing up in Bangor, Joe worked alongside his seven brothers and sisters at their family-owned restaurant, Momma Baldacci’s—a restaurant that came to be known as a community place to gather. He graduated with distinction from the University of Maine with a B.A. in political science in 1987 and earned his law degree with Juris Doctorate from the University of Maine School of Law in Portland, in 1991. During law school, Joe co-founded the Maine Association for Public Interest Law (MAPIL), which still provides scholarships to law students who work in the public interest legal field. After law school, Joe returned to Bangor to start his law practice.

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