Rep. Bernard Ayotte In the News
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 ...
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 ...
November 30, 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...
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...
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...
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...