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House to Maine Parents: Big Government Knows Best

March 26, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Maine House this morning voted to accept the majority "Ought to Pass" report on LD 272, a bill that would make it illegal for teenagers under age 18 to visit a tanning salon, even with parental consent.

"This is yet another expansion of state government's powers to regulate ou...

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House Republicans Motivated by Governor's Education Conference

March 22, 2013

AUGUSTA - Governor LePage held a conference on education Friday at Cony High School in Augusta. The event featured experts from around the nation who spoke on a variety of topics related to education reform. Republicans in recent years have been champions of education reform, emphasizing the need ...

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House GOP Judiciary Lead Says Dems' Tabling LD 345 a 'Stall Tactic'

March 21, 2013

AUGUSTA - Rep. Jarrod Crockett (R-Bethel), the lead House Republican on the Judiciary Committee, says Democrats implemented a stall tactic at today's work session on LD 345, Rep. Wilson's bill to protect the private information of concealed handgun permit holders. On party lines (7-5, with Sen. Tut...

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House Republicans Urge Caution on Medicaid Expansion

March 20, 2013

AUGUSTA - Democratic politicians joined with doctors clad in white lab coats for a press conference today to urge an expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. Republicans are hesitant to support such an expansion because despite a sales hook of "three free years," we all know tha...

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House Democrats Vote to Increase Motor Vehicle Fees

March 14, 2013

AUGUSTA - House Democrats today rammed through LD 405, "An Act To Increase Municipal Agent Fees for Licensing and Registration of Motor Vehicles," with a partisan, 84-52 vote. The bill authorizes a 50 percent fee increase for new motor vehicle licenses or registrations and a 67 percent increase for...

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St. Patrick's Day Drinking Hours Bill Passes in House

March 14, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Maine House today passed LD 216, "An Act To Extend the Hours for the Sale of Liquor on Sunday When St. Patrick's Day Is on a Sunday," sponsored by Rep. Barry Hobbins (D-Saco). The bill to extend drinking hours from 9:00 AM to 6:00 AM initially met a cold reception from Governor LePage...

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