MAINE — Gov. Janet Mills (D) was being criticized for delaying a nursing home funding bill after seven nursing homes in the state closed in the past two years. 

“While the Legislature was pushing to fund this bill in the last few days of the session, I was struggling to place my own mother in a senior living facility. After calling facilities as far as two hours away and finding no beds available, I was forced to take her out of state. The governor’s lack of action on this bill will make that same struggle a difficult reality for too many Maine families for no good reason,” said Sen. Robert Foley (R-Wells).

Mills will have three days when the session resumes to sign the bill, veto it or let it become law without her signature.