After months of advocacy, budget negotiations and so much more, the first regular session of the 128th Legislature has finally ended. Together, we worked to promote policies and practices that give Maine children the best chance of success. And none of it would have been possible without your help! Check out our recap of what … More Wrapping up the 2017 Legislative Session!
This post was written by MCA Executive Director, Claire Berkowitz and originally appeared as letter-to-the-editor in the Bangor Daily News. Access to quality, affordable and comprehensive health care coverage is essential for the health and well-being of our state. When Maine children and families have health insurance, they can see a doctor when they are … More Letter to the Editor: Collins showed courage
Earlier this month, after what seemed like an interminable gridlock, the Legislature and the Governor were finally able to agree on a state budget. The big question is, however, what does it mean for Maine kids? Below, we have provided a brief overview from our MCA Senior Policy Analyst, Rita Furlow. SCHOOL FUNDING: K-12 This … More 2017 Maine State Budget: What’s in it for kids?
This is Letter to the Editor was written by MCA board vice chair Margaret Leitch Copeland and originally published in the Bangor Daily News. As adults, it is our responsibility to ensure that all early learning environments in Maine promote the health and safety of our youngest children. When our children have quality and safe … More Letter to the Editor: DHHS child care rules troubling
AUGUSTA—A group of over 130 concerned parents, child care providers and advocates have filed a petition to delay emergency implementation of proposed family child care rules until they have a chance to undergo proper legislative review. The proposed changes to the existing rules by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) weaken the … More Parents, child care providers, and advocates call for legislative review of proposed DHHS rules for family child care providers
New fact sheet from MCA on the proposed Senate Health Care Bill. Learn why the Better Care Reconciliation Act is bad for Maine children, youth and families. Click here to Download! With quality health care coverage, Maine children and families can access the health care they need to become active and vibrant participants in our … More Keep Maine Children & Families Healthy: How the Senate Health Care Bill Harms Maine Children, Youth & Families
This post was written by MCA executive director Clare Berkowitz and originally appeared as a letter to the editor in the Portland Press Herald. Since the letter was published, Senator Collins has come out against the bill. We all want our children to grow up and become healthy, happy adults. MaineCare ensures that our kids … More Letter to the Editor: New health care bill would endanger Maine infants, children