As health care providers struggle with staffing shortages, some are hoping that a big boost in community college funding will help.
A Maine State Senator will propose an extra $2.5 million to go to the system for its nursing program. Currently, about 230 nurses graduate from the system each year. The bill would help double that number.
Rebekah Hilt is studying to become a nurse at Southern Maine Community College. She says she wanted a smaller class size after initially going to a larger university.