A proposal to create a commission to develop a paid family medical leave policy in Maine has moved closer to becoming law.

The Maine Senate voted in favor of the proposal. The commission would be tasked with studying the best way to implement the medical leave policy.

Democratic Senator Mattie Daughtry submitted the proposal, which passed by a count of 23-11 with some bipartisan support.

Megan Diver

Megan has worked in Maine politics for more than ten years and all of her professional career, having served in many roles for elected officials (including former Secretary of State Charlie Summers), in-house with the Maine Association of REALTORS®, legislative specialist at Pierce Atwood LLP providing lobbying services and support to Pierce Atwood’s government relations clients and most recently senior government relations specialist at the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Megan currently is the Vice President at the Maine Energy Marketers Association, utilizing her vast knowledge and legislative experience at the State House to represent MEMA on policies relating to the Association and its members.