Fox Bangor, October 04
"Maine House Majority Leader, Erin Herbig (D - Belfast) launched her "Waldo County Works" business tour. She's visiting local businesses around Waldo County to discover ways to help their industry grow."
"This is all about having having conversations with business owners, with the families that own them, with the people that work there because we need to know that the policies in Augusta are working for the rural part of the state, not just in Southern Maine," said Herbig."
Towns lower property taxes due to state budget
Republican Journal op-ed, September 07
"We fought for and secured $162 million in new funding for public schools statewide which includes more than $3.16 million for Waldo County schools. When towns aren’t faced with cutting public services or school funding to make ends meet, they’re less likely to be forced to increase property taxes to make up the gap.
Already we’re witnessing the result of our investment in public schools."
Bipartisan budget will result in progress for all Maine families
Republican Journal, July 20
"Through my work this year as the House majority leader, I have learned that in divided government, compromise is always necessary. I know that for families in Waldo County, it doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican; it’s whether or not you can get the job done. In the end, we did our job and passed a bipartisan budget that will result in progress for all Maine families."
Herbig bills on rural redevelopment, autism services become law
Republican Journal, July 19
"House Majority Leader Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, has seen several of her bills pass the House and Senate this session, three of which have been signed into law."
Raise rates, end waitlists for most vulnerable adults
Kennebec Journal/ Morning Sentinel, June 14
"In the Legislature, there are often issues that unite us, regardless of party affiliation, because the cause demands it. The worsening crisis in Maine’s intellectual and developmental disability services system is one of those issues. It’s why we, a Democrat from Belfast and a Republican from Hancock, have come together in support of emergency legislation to address the root causes."
Fund group homes so Maine doesn’t abandon people with disabilities.
Bangor Daily News Editorial, July 1
“The state shouldn’t be in the business of deciding which of our loved ones receive care,” Herbig said. “If we do not get funding for this bill, it’s inevitable that this entire system of care will collapse.”
Herbig, Jackson present alternative state budget at packed town hall
Republican Journal April 28, 2017
“This is something we hear in Waldo, we hear in Aroostook, and we hear in York: that people are being crushed by property taxes," she said, "and that is something we take very seriously."
"Herbig said the proposal also focuses on economic growth and job growth, pre-K through college education, and Maine families (by supporting the elderly, people with disabilities, and veterans, and by expanding prevention and treatment to address the opiate crisis)."