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State legislative leaders update us on priorities this session, from budget surplus to Covid response

Virus Outbreak Maine Legislature
Bangor Daily News
Lawmakers convene in the House Chamber at the State House, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Augusta, Maine. The Maine Legislature is considering coronavirus-related legislation and a budget bill. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine House Speaker Ryan Fecteau and Senate Minority Leader Jeff Timberlake join us to discuss the legislative priorities of their caucuses this session. We’ll learn about plans to address the budget surplus and the resurgent pandemic, as well as other top issues.

Rep. Ryan Fecteau, Speaker of Maine House of Representatives (Dist 11 - Biddeford)
Sen. Jeffrey Timberlake, Minority Leader, Maine State Senate (Dist 22 - Androscoggin)

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.