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Rep. Bernard Ayotte In the News

Northern Aroostook Survey: Welfare Reform, Reduced Spending Top Priorities

January 29, 2014

AUGUSTA - State Representative Bernard Ayotte (R-Caswell) has released the results of his annual constituent survey. Rep. Ayotte mailed questionnaires to each household in his district to obtain feedback on state policy matters. He represents House District 3, which includes Caswell, Grand Isle, Hamlin, Limestone, New Sweden, Van Buren, Woodland, Cyr Plantation, and Connor Township in Northern Aroostook County.

As he is prevented from running for the House again due to term limits, this...

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Military Recruiter Bills Spark Fiery Debate in Maine House

June 4, 2013

AUGUSTA - The House on Tuesday took up two bills concerning military recruiters in public schools. The first, LD 1502, requires that public high schools allow recruiters to administer the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test to students who elect to take it. Under the bill, recruiters, not school staff, would take the time to administer the test, which would remain voluntary for the students.

That bill was rejected mostly along party lines, 74-68. Majority Democrats ...

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Rep. Ayotte posts excellent voting record

July 14, 2012

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Bernard Ayotte compiled one of the best voting records in the Legislature over the last two years, voting on 99.2 percent of all roll call votes held in the Maine House during the 117 days it was in session.

Rep. Ayotte, a former teacher and principal, serves on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee. He said that lawmakers faced many tough votes in the 125th Legislature, but in the end the state will be financially stronger and better able to support schools ...

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Rep. Wallace sworn in as Legislature's newest member

November 30, 2011

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November 21, 2011

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Ray Wallace sworn in as Legislature's newest member

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Ray Wallace was sworn into office today by Governor Paul LePage after winning a special election to fill a vacant seat in House District 24.

Rep. Wallace (R-Dexter) said he was motivated to run for office by the reform agenda championed by the Republican majorities in the House and Senate...

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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 both bodies could come as early as next week.

"The people of our state are the winners today," said House Speaker Robert Nutting. "For years, reasonable proposals to fix a dysfunctional health insur...

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Rep. Ayotte Named to Citizen Trade Policy Commission

March 14, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Bernard Ayotte has been appointed to the Citizen Trade Policy Commission (CTPC) during this legislative session, putting him in position to help analyze the impact of international trade agreements on the Maine workforce.

Rep. Ayotte (R-Caswell), a third-term legislator, said he is honored by the appointment. "I look forward to voicing my concerns and making policy recommendations to protect Maine's jobs and business environment from the negative impact of trade agreeme...

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Governor Endorses Rep. Ayotte's Bill to Shift Budget to Second Year of Legislature

February 10, 2011

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage gave a ringing endorsement today to a bill sponsored by Rep. Bernard Ayotte, LD 381, that would move the state budget process to the second year of a new Legislature.

In his remarks to a joint session of the Legislature, the governor outlined his budget for fiscal years 2012-2013. He noted that the massive financial plan "is being made available on the 37th day of my term. Given the logistics of drafting and printing the document," he told legislators, "all of...

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