Under the Dome Update – Important Public Hearings Scheduled

Under the Dome: January 13, 2023

Hello MEA Members – As expected, this week Governor Janet Mills released her two-year state budget proposal.  The Governor’s proposed state budget sets the stage for negotiations among legislators over the next few months to establish spending levels for public...
Under the Dome Update – Important Public Hearings Scheduled

Working For You

MEA 2022 Priorities Aim to Improve Schools & Livelihoods Addressing Workforce Shortages Through Compensation and Certification Improvements Lift the Minimum Wage for School Support StaffToo many districts are struggling to recruit ed techs, bus drivers, and other...
Under the Dome Update – Important Public Hearings Scheduled

Under the Dome: Legislative Wrap-Up

Dear MEA Members:As the legislature wrapped up this week, I wanted to share a few updates about our legislative issues. Quick Updates Pension Improvements: The MEA was successful in winning a 4% COLA for this year. The budget lifts the base amount of the pension by...
Under the Dome Update – Important Public Hearings Scheduled

Under the Dome: Progress on Priorities

Dear MEA Members:It has been a few weeks since the last Under the Dome update, but I wanted to provide some updates on key bills and priorities for MEA.Here’s the update . . . COVID Leave Bill Making Progress LD 1874 is an important bill. This bill will clarify LD 993...