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Gov. Mills lets public defense changes become law

Maine will change how it provides some legal services to low-income residents after lawmakers parsed a multi-million dollar proposal to fit in the state’s two-year budget. The compromise, however, did not earn the endorsement of Gov. Janet Mills, who let two bills become law on July 15 without her signature.
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Nursing homes scramble for solutions

AUGUSTA, Maine — In the years before the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the nation’s long-term care facilities and overwhelmed healthcare workers, Maine nursing homes increasingly hired nurses and nursing assistants through outside agencies to prevent staffing shortages. A four-month investigation by The Maine Monitor and IRW found that contracted hours...
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Maine Monitor adds staff, announces beat assignments

The Maine Monitor (Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting) added three new staff members in recent weeks, with new reporters covering the State House and Energy and Environment beats, plus shoring up the Monitor’s web production capabilities. Here is a look at the latest journalists to join the Monitor team:
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Gov. Mills lets public defense changes become law

State lawmakers unanimously approved $21.8 million in new funding for Maine's public defense agency, though the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee reduced the amount to $18.5 million. Gov. Janet Mills allowed the reforms to become law without her signature. Photo by Samantha Hogan. Maine will change how it provides some...
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Video: USM School of Nursing students featured in the Maine Monitor

“I never regret that I waited until I had three kids to go back to school,” says USM School of Nursing student Fartun Hirsi. “I love every day, and I also encourage any girl or woman, no matter what age you are, education has no age limit. You can always pursue your dreams and become whoever you want to be.”
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