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Rep. Strang Burgess Recognized as 'Oral Health Hero'

March 8, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess was honored recently as an "Oral Health Hero" by the Maine Dental Access Coalition. The award is given to people and programs that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and a strong commitment to improving the state of oral health in Maine through oral...

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Rep. Clark Proposes 24-Hour Waiting Period Before an Abortion Procedure

March 7, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Tyler Clark (R-Easton) has submitted legislation to require a 24-hour waiting period before a physician can perform an abortion after first securing informed written consent, except in cases involving a medical emergency.

Rep. Clark's legislation - "An Act to Require a 24...

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10th Amendment Measure Set To Proceed in Legislature

March 7, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Rich Cebra has received clearance to submit a bill that would put Maine on record as lining up behind the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The legislation is positioned as a joint resolution, modeled on one passed in Oklahoma in 2008. It would "demand to the fede...

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Rep. Turner Takes Oath of Office from Governor LePage

March 4, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Beth Turner was sworn into office on Thursday, March 3, by Governor Paul LePage, just days after winning a special election in House District 11. She now takes the seat held by Rep. Everett McLeod, a Republican from Lee, who passed away in December shortly after being elected to...

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Understanding the basics of the state budget

March 3, 2011

By Rep. Kathy Chase

As the Legislature takes up Governor LePage's $6.1 billion budget proposal, the State House has been packed by union members, teachers and other public sector employees concerned about changes to the pension system. Consequently, we are seeing much more media attention than us...

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Budget Proposes Changes to Welfare, MaineCare

March 1, 2011

By Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess

When Governor LePage unveiled his budget proposal last month, he set the tone for his administration in a single phrase. Addressing a joint session of the Legislature, he said the welfare changes in the package "send the message that work and independence are e...

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