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Rep. Peter Edgecomb Named to Board of Agriculture

February 8, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Peter Edgecomb has been appointed to the state's Board of Agriculture, a 20-member panel that advises the University of Maine System on matters pertaining to agricultural research. The board was established in Maine law in 1997.

House Speaker Robert Nutting made the appoi...

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Rep. Alexander R. Willette Appointed to Transportation Committee

February 8, 2011

AUGUSTA -- State Rep. Alexander R. Willette has landed a high-profile committee assignment for a first-term legislator. He is serving on the Transportation Committee, putting him in position to influence legislation in a range of areas, from highway maintenance and bridge repair to railroads, airpor...

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Rep. James Gillway Draws Dual Committee Assignments

February 8, 2011

AUGUSTA -- State Rep. James Gillway has been assigned an unusually heavy workload for a first-term legislator. He is serving on two high-profile policy panels - the Committee on Transportation and the State and Local Government Committee.

"Serving on two committees will make for a very busy s...

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House Republicans Commend Gov. LePage for 'Sanctuary State' Repeal

February 7, 2011

AUGUSTA - House Republicans today commended Gov. Paul LePage for rescinding a policy that barred state employees from inquiring about the citizenship status of individuals applying for welfare benefits. In repealing the policy, which dates back to 2004, the governor said he wants to take care of Mai...

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Rep. Larry Dunphy Tapped for Energy, Utilities Committee

February 7, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Larry Dunphy has already gone to work on the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, a policy panel that will put him in position to shape legislation on a range of issues, from energy conservation and the natural gas industry to cable TV services.

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Rescuing Maine's Public Pension System

February 7, 2011

By Rep. Eleanor Espling

In running for the Legislature last year, I campaigned on the need to reduce Maine's state debt, which has now reached $12.7 billion. One of the largest pieces of that debt is $4.3 billion owed to the system that pays pensions to teachers and state employees. As someon...

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