The state says the change, which would cost the state about $10 million annually, is necessary to simplify the tax code and reduce confusion.
The opioid crisis and reimbursement rates also are high on lists for groups hoping to see progress before the session adjourns in April.
Some 23 nursing homes have closed in the past decade in Maine.
We submitted more than a dozen records requests and sifted through 331 inspection documents.
Maine nursing homes lead nation in meeting the Biden administration’s proposed staffing standards, but challenges loom
Although Maine is close to meeting the federal staffing standards, concerns persist over nursing home workforce shortages and potential closures.
Four things to know about the latest story from a joint Maine Monitor and ProPublica investigation.
From 2020 to 2022, Maine’s state health department cited residential care facilities for dozens of resident rights violations and hundreds of other deficiencies. But it has imposed only one fine in response.