Maine Sen. Susan Collins is urging fellow Senators to end the partial government shutdown and take the time to work out a compromise on border security with President Trump. She wants passage of the six appropriations bills that have already been negotiated between the House and Senate that would resolve most of the partial government shutdown.
A federal law now requires all hospitals to list their standard charges, and Maine hospitals have begun listing prices for services online. Supporters say the law is aimed at empowering patients and ultimately driving down costs.
Maine’s Department of Marine Resources is proposing changes in its permitting rules for some aquaculture leases, as farmed shellfish operations in Maine continue to see robust growth. Many of the changes aim at eliminating redundancies or outdated language, but some are substantive.
Gov. Janet Mills Lays Out Policy Agenda In Inaugural Address
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills used her inaugural address Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center to outline an ambitious policy agenda that she says will make Maine a leader in tackling climate change, ensure that residents have access to health care and make the aging state more attractive to young professionals.
A new working waterfront panel in Portland holds its first meeting Thursday. The group of lobstermen, wharf owners and others will start with a look at a new inventory of marine and nonmarine uses on the downtown’s docks.