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House GOP Leaders Decry 'Venomous' Attacks on Health Insurance Bill

May 10, 2011

AUGUSTA - House Republican leaders said today they are disturbed by the intense criticism of the health insurance reform bill now moving through the Legislature. They are particularly troubled by the extent of the scare tactics and outright falsehoods appearing in newspapers around the state.

"To...

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Health insurance reform clears initial hurdle in Maine House

May 5, 2011

AUGUSTA - Landmark legislation to revamp Maine's health insurance market cleared a critical hurdle today in the House of Representatives by a vote of 76-72. The measure, designed to generate more competition and bring rates closer to national norms, now moves to the Senate. Final enactment votes in ...

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Rep. Prescott's Gift Card Bill Wins Unanimous Committee Approval

May 4, 2011

AUGUSTA - The Judiciary Committee voted unanimous approval today for LD 247, a bill that would eliminate a process called "escheatment," in which the state demands 60 percent of the cash value of unused gift cards.

The legislation also changes the time limit on when a gift card is considered aba...

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Rep. Keschl Says Sign Bill Won't Allow Billboards

May 2, 2011

AUGUSTA - In public testimony last week, State Rep. Dennis Keschl defended his bill on business signage against critics who have attacked the legislation as a "billboard bill."

"You should know that this bill is about on-premise signs and not about billboards," he said during a public hearing be...

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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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