Senate sends responsible bipartisan budget to governor’s desk

t’s hard to overstate what this budget will mean for working-class families. It is a budget that answers the call of the moment and delivers for parents on child care, paid family and medical leave, and the dependent tax credit, making it just a little easier for folks to make ends meet. It will give those of us who live in rural areas peace of mind knowing that when we call 9-1-1, we can count on emergency medical services professionals to show up in our hour of need.

Maine Senate enacts Jackson bill to support the employment of EMTs at rural hospitals

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate unanimously enacted legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to support rural hospitals by facilitating the hiring of emergency technicians on Tuesday.     LD 2025, “An Act To Authorize Emergency Medical Services Personnel To Provide Treatment within Their Scope of Practice in a Hospital Setting with the Permission of the […]

Jackson’s rural ambulance bill earns initial approval in Senate vote

AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate approved a bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to support rural ambulance and neonatal services, in an initial vote on Thursday. LD 915, “An Act To Provide Adequate Reimbursement under MaineCare for Ambulance and Neonatal Transport Services” would increase the reimbursement rate for ambulance services and neonatal transport for critically ill children. […]