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Tag Archives: Emily Cain

Awareness and Prevention are Key to Ending Domestic Violence

Emily Cain Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For a peaceful state like Maine with a relatively low crime rate, the prevalence of domestic violence is shocking. On average, about half of the homicides that occur in Maine involve domestic violence. In the last ten years, there have been 114 domestic violence homicides. These numbers are disturbing enough, but they only reflect ... Read More »

From The State House – School is Back in Session

School Bus

Summer is winding down and it is officially “back to school” season. This is an exciting and optimistic time of new beginnings and fresh starts. Whether students are starting their first day of kindergarten or heading off to their senior year of college, they are probably nervous, apprehensive, and excited about the year ahead. When students enjoy school, it is ... Read More »

From The State House – A Strong Bond Package

Emily Cain

Last week, the Legislature passed a robust bond package providing nearly $150 million in critical investments in Maine’s transportation infrastructure and projects at our higher education institutions and armories. The bond package will support much-needed improvements in these areas to help make Maine an even better place to live and work, spur economic growth, and create good jobs for Maine ... Read More »

From The State House – Reflecting on the Social Security Act

Emily Cain

No one is immune from the uncertainties that come with age, poverty, unemployment, or the financial strain of losing a loved one. The Social Security program represents our society’s belief that an unfortunate event should not mean financial disaster for American families, and this week we celebrate its 78th anniversary. The Social Security Act was signed into law by President ... Read More »

From The State House – Energy

Emily Cain

Energy. We need it, but we want more options. We want it clean, but it is expensive. These are common concerns I hear from constituents and businesses in District 30. Energy policy has been a hot topic this legislative session, and many people doubted that we could make any progress at all between the governor and legislature on expanding options ... Read More »

From The State House – A Family Doctor for Every Family

Emily Cain

This week marks the first year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health care overhaul that was signed into law in 2010. In a closely watched decision, the Court voted to uphold a groundbreaking change in health care policy – the so-called individual mandate that requires every American to have ... Read More »

From The State House – A Sensible Budget For The State Of Maine

Emily Cain

After many months of tough negotiations, the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee has unanimously – and with bipartisan support from both Democratic and Republican leaders — reached a sensible budget for the state of Maine. When the Governor presented his version of the budget six months ago, we knew we had our work cut out for us. Since then, members ... Read More »

From The State House – Protecting Maine’s Seniors

Emily Cain

Maine is a beautiful state, full of close-knit communities and hard-working people. Maine is also the oldest state in the nation. According to the latest census figures, Maine’s median age is 42.7 years, about five years higher than the U.S. median age of 37.2 years. In 2000, Maine’s median age was 38.6 years, so we have gotten older in the ... Read More »