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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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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.

Did any of the critics read the bill or even the title? Or did you just read an editorial from someone looking for another "controversial" issue?

The intent of offering this legislation was not to ...

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Rep. Burns Thanks Area Businesses for Auction Generosity

March 29, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. David Burns has extended his thanks to Washington County businesses that helped make this year's Legislative Memorial Scholarship Auction a rousing success. The event, held March 16 at the Augusta Civic Center, netted $27,170, an increase of $3,606 over last year's proceeds.

Rep. Burns (R-Whiting) said four companies in his House district donated items for the auction. Bluebird Ranch restaurant in Machias donated a gift basket. Helen's restaurant, also of Machias, donat...

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Rep. Burns appointed chair of Government Oversight Committee

January 12, 2011

AUGUSTA- State Rep. David Burns has been named House chair of the Government Oversight Committee, putting him in a position to influence the direction of audits by a government watchdog agency -- the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability (OPEGA).

Rep. Burns (R-Whiting), a retired Maine State Police detective, also will serve on the Legislature's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. The panel has jurisdiction over a wide range of state operations, including the ...

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