Governor Mills Signs Supplemental Budget Into Law

On February 21, Governor Janet Mills signed the Supplemental Budget (LD 206) into law. The Legislature overwhelmingly approved the measure last week by a vote of 113-21 in the House and 24-5 in the Senate. It earned the unanimous support of the Legislature's Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee.
“The supplemental budget will help Maine nursing facilities, hospitals, small businesses, and others while keeping our budget balanced,” said Governor Janet Mills. “I thank the Legislature for its strong bipartisan support for the measure, and I look forward to working with them to craft a biennial budget that improves the lives and livelihoods of Maine people.”
The Supplemental Budget includes $25 million in State ($6 million) and Federal funds to nursing homes and residential care facilities. This is welcomed news to help address the ongoing financial challenges long term care facilities are experiencing including historic labor shortages, lagging reimbursement, and skyrocketing costs. 
The details of the distribution of these funds have not been released yet. MHCA will be sure to keep members updated on this as soon as more information becomes available.  
Read the announcement here.
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