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Rep. Jim Hamper Named Chair of Environment and Natural Resources Committee

April 29, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Jim Hamper has been named House chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, putting him in position to shape legislation on issues ranging from air and water quality to returnable containers. He also has been appointed to the Energy, Utilities and Technology Commit...

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Governor to Headline Press Conference on Gold Star License Plate Bill

April 27, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Brad Moulton has brought forward legislation by Governor Paul LePage to allow Maine's secretary of state to issue Gold Star license plates to family members of Mainers killed in military operations. Maine is one of only three states that don't offer Gold Star plates.

The...

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Finally, real tax relief comes to Maine

April 25, 2011

By Senator David Trahan and Representative Jonathan McKane

Most working people agree: Maine's taxes are still too high. Over the past several decades, we have seen little more than lip service paid to the pleas of the people for a real tax break. Last year's tax reform plan was overwhelmingl...

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Sweeping changes coming to Maine's tax system

April 22, 2011

By Rep. Ryan Harmon

When this legislative session comes to an end, sometime in June, Maine residents can count on one thing - tax relief is on the way. Hundreds of thousands of Maine families, farms, and small businesses will see their taxes decline for the first time in decades.

On April...

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Significant Tax Relief on the Horizon

April 21, 2011

By Rep. David Burns

Significant income tax cuts are on the way for Maine residents, marking the first time in years that taxes will drop.

Under a $203 million tax reduction plan passed by the Taxation Committee on April 13, income tax cuts would average $343 in 2013. This is the kind of e...

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Enhanced highway safety is real goal of bicycle bill

April 15, 2011

By Rep. Ralph Sarty

The bicycle bill I presented to the Legislature's Transportation Committee on April 12 provoked a negative reaction, primarily because it proposed a 2 percent surcharge on all sales of bicycles and accessories. However, the true intent of the bill, LD 1189, was less about the ...

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