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Republicans Propose Alternatives to Rainy Day Fund Raid

February 11, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine House of Representatives on Tuesday took up LD 1762, the bill that forestalls $40 million in revenue sharing cuts with a $21 million raid on the rainy day fund, a $4 million sweep of the income tax relief fund, and $15 million in revenue surpluses.

Republican lawmakers o...

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GOP Appropriators Say State Employees Compete with Medicaid, Revenue Sharing for Funding

February 10, 2014

AUGUSTA - The Maine Legislature's Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee on Monday held a public hearing on LD 1639, a bill to give over $15 million over the next four years in merit and longevity pay to state employees, as required by their collective bargaining agreement.

"While t...

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House GOP Statement on Alexander Group Bill

February 10, 2014

AUGUSTA - Maine House Republican Leader Ken Fredette of Newport issued the following statement regarding a Democratic bill, announced today, to nullify the contract between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Alexander Group, a Medicaid cost control consulting firm.

"This is...

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Dems' Call Center Bill Sends Clear Message: 'Don't Come to Maine'

February 7, 2014

AUGUSTA - Maine House Republicans on Friday panned an anti-jobs bill that targets call centers in the state and had its public hearing before the legislature's Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development (LCRED) Committee Thursday.

The bill, introduced by Senate Majority Leader Troy...

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DISGRACE: In Surprise Vote, Dems Raid Rainy Day, Tax Relief Funds

February 4, 2014

AUGUSTA - In an unprecedented move by majority lawmakers Monday night, the Democratic members of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee voted "Ought to Pass" on a $40 million budget proposal without a single Republican present.

Democrats had met with their Republican colleagues ...

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Rep. Willette Announces High Court Trip to Presque Isle High School

February 4, 2014

AUGUSTA - Assistant House Republican Leader Alex Willette of Mapleton is pleased to welcome the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to Presque Isle later this year as Maine's top jurists hear real appeals on the road.

The panel of seven justices will hear arguments at Presque Isle High School the ...

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