Provost Hecker Mentioned in BDN Article on KeepME Home Initiative

Jeff Hecker, University of Maine’s executive vice president of academic affairs and provost, was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about House Speaker Mark Eves’ KeepMe Home initiative to help senior citizens remain in their homes. According to the article, Hecker and several others involved in crafting the policy agenda will join Eves in Washington, D.C., to enlist the support of the state’s congressional delegation and identify potential sources of funding. The initiative includes a $65 million bond package that would build 1,000 new apartment units for seniors in 40 communities and reduce taxes for seniors. The Portland Press Herald and Associated Press also reported on the Washington, D.C. trip, and the Maine Public Broadcasting Network and Seacoast Online carried the AP report.