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Transportation Committee Votes to End Automatic Indexing of Gas Tax

April 8, 2011

AUGUSTA - In an 8-5 work session vote, Republicans on the Transportation Committee voted today to end the automatic indexing of the gasoline tax, which has been in effect for more than a decade.

During the next biennial budget period, beginning July 1, drivers would save an estimated $12.5 m...

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Rep. Michael Willette Presents Bill to Assess Convicted Criminals the Cost of Police Work

April 8, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Michael Willette (R-Presque Isle) today presented legislation to help counties and municipalities recover part of the cost of police action when a defendant is found guilty of felony or misdemeanor crimes and OUI offenses.

His bill, LD 667, would establish a Municipal an...

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Bill to Amend Human Rights Act Regarding Use of Facilities Set for April 12 Public Hearing

April 7, 2011

AUGUSTA - The Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary has scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, April 12, for a bill by State Rep. Ken Fredette that would amend the Maine Human Rights Act regarding public restroom and shower facilities. The hearing is set for 1 p.m. in the Judiciary Committee room in...

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Critics miss mark on workplace rules for minors

April 4, 2011

By Rep. David Burns

No one has been more surprised than me by the criticism I have received for sponsoring LD 1346, An Act to Enhance Access to the Workplace by Minors. I am amazed by the extremely negative and sometimes ludicrous and hysterical comments and articles this bill has prompted.<...

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Rep. Guerin Gathers Support for EMCC's Fire Science Program

March 31, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Stacey Guerin has gathered the signatures of more than 35 legislators in support of Eastern Maine Community College in its bid to make the Fire Science Technology program part of its permanent curriculum.

Rep. Guerin (R-Glenburn) will present the signatures and the accom...

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Rep. Waterhouse Bills Crack Down on Unapproved Bonds for Government Buildings

March 29, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Paul Waterhouse has introduced two bills that would block or sharply curb the ability of the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority (GFA) to borrow money.

LD 807, which has been referred to the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, would completely eliminate t...

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